Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


Effectiveness and patient satisfaction with office hysteroscopic polypectomy in patients with symptomatic endometrial polyps

M. A. Céspedes Martínez1, J. Rovira Pampalona1, M. Degollada Bastos1, R. Izquierdo Argelich1, J. Bou Tapias1, M.D. Flores Laura2, P. Brescó Torras1, M.D. Carugno Jose2

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, d’Igualada University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
2 Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Department, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Division, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami FL, USA


Endometrial polyp, hysteroscopy, abnormal uterine bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding

Published online: Jan 27 2023


Background: Endometrial polyps are a common cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. In-office hysteroscopic management is frequently performed to treat this frequently encountered pathology.

Objectives: To evaluate the long-term outcome and patients’ satisfaction with office hysteroscopic polypectomy in patients with symptomatic endometrial polyps.

Materials and Methods: Retrospective longitudinal observational study of all hysteroscopic polypectomies performed at d’Igualada University Hospital (Barcelona, Spain) between May 2016 and December 2018. The medical records were reviewed, and a telephone interview was conducted with all the patients diagnosed with symptomatic endometrial polyps who underwent outpatient hysteroscopic polypectomy, with the purpose of evaluating the post-procedure symptomatology and satisfaction with the procedure.

Main outcomes and results: A total of 848 outpatient hysteroscopies were performed, 379 of which were polypectomies. Of those, 163 procedures were performed in symptomatic patients and were included in the final analysis. The most common symptom among premenopausal patients was abnormal uterine bleeding (84.85%) and in postmenopausal women, postmenopausal bleeding (95.3%). After the procedure, the symptoms resolved or decreased considerably in 66.7% of premenopausal and 93.7% of postmenopausal patients. Additionally, 87.1% of the patients were very satisfied with the procedure.

Conclusion: Office hysteroscopic polypectomy is an effective treatment for endometrial polyps with high patient satisfaction reported following the procedure.