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Special Issue Title: Updates in hysteroscopic surgery: expanding the meaning of "in-office"

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·  Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

 Dr. Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, MD, PhD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Department of General Surgery and Medical Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

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Interests: Hysteroscopy; Infertility; Minimally invasive surgery; Uterine fibroids 

 Dr. Osama Shawki, MD

 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt


Interests: Hysteroscopy; Infertility; Minimally invasive surgery; Uterine fibroids 

 Dr. Yehia Shawki, MD

 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt


Interests: Hysteroscopy; Infertility; Minimally invasive surgery; Uterine fibroids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Office hysteroscopy is now considered the gold-standard technique to evaluate uterine cavity and manage intracavitary pathologies in pre- and post-menopausal women, such as endometrial polyps, myomas, synechiae, hyperplasia, and endometrial cancer, offering elevated sensitivity and specificity, a high feasibility and a low complication rate. Hysteroscopy, as a diagnostic procedure, using small diameter scopes in ambulatory setting, offers the possibility of direct vision and biopsy of vagina and fornices, cervical canal, uterine cavity and tubal ostia. In addition, intracavitary surgical procedures may be performed both in office setting (see-and-treat approach) or operating room, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Furthermore, several studies have underlined the potential effectiveness of hysteroscopic management of intrauterine diseases, in order to improve reproductive outcomes and reducing time to pregnancy also in women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques. For this reason, hysteroscopy is also progressively consolidating as a routine procedure also in the infertility workup. Nevertheless, in some cases, hysteroscopy can be a painful procedure, especially when the uterine cavity is more difficult to reach. For these reasons, the development of different strategies to reduce anxiety and pain in the outpatient setting is still essential today.

In the light of these considerations, the Special Issue “Updates in hysteroscopic surgery: expanding the meaning of "in-office" aims to publish both original articles and comprehensive reviews about technical features and clinical applications of office hysteroscopy. Space will also be given to contributions aimed to investigate the most recent innovations in this field and the strategies for an adequate pain management during hysteroscopy.

Dr. Salvatore Giovanni Vitale and Dr.Osama Shawki and Dr. Yehia Shawki

Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://ceog.imrpress.org by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1250. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Office hysteroscopy; Female infertility; Tubal patency; Endometrial polyps; Myomas; Synechiae; Endometrial hyperplasia; Abnormal uterine bleeding; Endometrial cancer; Pain management

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