G Finikiotis

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A prospective, randomized study was undertaken to objectively compare pain tolerance of 2 methods of local analgesia for outpatient hysteroscopy. Patients in group 1 received a paracervical block using 20 ml of 1% lignocaine. Patients in group 2 received a uterosacral block using 2 ml of 2% lignocaine. There was no statistical difference between the 2(More)
Five hundred and thirty seven hysteroscopies were performed on 523 patients. In 37 cases, diffuse hyperaemia was the only abnormality found. Directed biopsy or dilatation and curettage (D&C) was performed on 28 of these, none of which revealed histological abnormalities. The hysteroscopically visualized hyperaemic endometrium was detected in all phases of(More)
At 7.5 weeks gestation, two small chorionic villous biopsies were obtained from a woman at risk for Zellweger's cerebro-hepato-renal syndrome, and were separately established in culture. After 3 weeks, dihydroxyacetone phosphate acyltransferase (DHAP-AT) activity was measured in both cultures. The enzyme was markedly deficient in one cell strain and this(More)
A review of the applications of hysteroscopy in obstetrics and gynecology is presented. Historical aspects, instrumentation, and media are interrelated. The respective diagnostic and therapeutic applications are reviewed separately, followed by more recent developments and potential applications. The review confirms that the hysteroscope is a necessary tool(More)
Hysteroscopy performed on 126 infertile patients and on 73 fertile patients revealed a significant association between abnormal uterine cornual ostia and infertility (p less than 0.002). Ostial abnormalities included absence of cupping with uterine cavity distension, diminution of ostial diameter and complete ostial occlusion. High intrauterine pressures(More)
Biopsy of the developing placenta before the thirteenth gestational week was performed by transcervical cannula aspiration guided by real-time ultrasound in 21 consecutive patients. Chorionic villi were obtained in 20 patients and chromosomal analysis was possible in 19. One significant complication occurred: perforation of one gestational sac in the only(More)