Laminaria Tent vs Misoprostol for Cervical Priming before Hysteroscopy: Randomized Study

Yu Hung Lin, Jiann Loung Hwang, Kok Min Seow, Lee Wen Huang, Heng Ju Chen, Bih Chwen Hsieh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Study Objective: To compare the efficacy of laminaria tents and orally administered misoprostol in priming the cervix before operative hysteroscopy. Design: Randomized, controlled study (Canadian Task Force classification I). Setting: Tertiary medical center. Patients: One hundred twenty premenopausal women who underwent operative hysteroscopy between March 2005 and January 2007. Intervention: The women were randomized to receive a laminaria tent or misoprostol for cervical priming. Measurements and Main Results: The primary outcomes were postpriming cervical width insofar as size of Hegar dilators and need for cervical dilation. The secondary outcomes were adverse effects from the priming methods. Postpriming cervical width was greater in the laminaria group but not significantly different from that in the misoprostol group. However, cervical dilation before hysteroscopy was required in more patients in the misoprostol group. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding were more common in the misoprostol group, and the incidences of chills and headache were similar between the 2 groups. Conclusion: Laminaria tents are superior to oral misoprostol insofar as less need for cervical dilation and fewer adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-712
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Fingerprint

Laminaria
Misoprostol
Hysteroscopy
Dilatation
Chills
Advisory Committees
Cervix Uteri
Nausea
Vomiting
Headache
Diarrhea
Hemorrhage
Incidence

Keywords

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laminaria
  • Misoprostol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Cite this

Laminaria Tent vs Misoprostol for Cervical Priming before Hysteroscopy : Randomized Study. / Lin, Yu Hung; Hwang, Jiann Loung; Seow, Kok Min; Huang, Lee Wen; Chen, Heng Ju; Hsieh, Bih Chwen.

In: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol. 16, No. 6, 11.2009, p. 708-712.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lin, Yu Hung ; Hwang, Jiann Loung ; Seow, Kok Min ; Huang, Lee Wen ; Chen, Heng Ju ; Hsieh, Bih Chwen. / Laminaria Tent vs Misoprostol for Cervical Priming before Hysteroscopy : Randomized Study. In: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 708-712.
@article{6c26e7fe5ab24a2a8cb0735d3dbc7096,
title = "Laminaria Tent vs Misoprostol for Cervical Priming before Hysteroscopy: Randomized Study",
abstract = "Study Objective: To compare the efficacy of laminaria tents and orally administered misoprostol in priming the cervix before operative hysteroscopy. Design: Randomized, controlled study (Canadian Task Force classification I). Setting: Tertiary medical center. Patients: One hundred twenty premenopausal women who underwent operative hysteroscopy between March 2005 and January 2007. Intervention: The women were randomized to receive a laminaria tent or misoprostol for cervical priming. Measurements and Main Results: The primary outcomes were postpriming cervical width insofar as size of Hegar dilators and need for cervical dilation. The secondary outcomes were adverse effects from the priming methods. Postpriming cervical width was greater in the laminaria group but not significantly different from that in the misoprostol group. However, cervical dilation before hysteroscopy was required in more patients in the misoprostol group. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding were more common in the misoprostol group, and the incidences of chills and headache were similar between the 2 groups. Conclusion: Laminaria tents are superior to oral misoprostol insofar as less need for cervical dilation and fewer adverse effects.",
keywords = "Hysteroscopy, Laminaria, Misoprostol",
author = "Lin, {Yu Hung} and Hwang, {Jiann Loung} and Seow, {Kok Min} and Huang, {Lee Wen} and Chen, {Heng Ju} and Hsieh, {Bih Chwen}",
year = "2009",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1016/j.jmig.2009.07.003",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
pages = "708--712",
journal = "Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology",
issn = "1553-4650",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Laminaria Tent vs Misoprostol for Cervical Priming before Hysteroscopy

T2 - Randomized Study

AU - Lin, Yu Hung

AU - Hwang, Jiann Loung

AU - Seow, Kok Min

AU - Huang, Lee Wen

AU - Chen, Heng Ju

AU - Hsieh, Bih Chwen

PY - 2009/11

Y1 - 2009/11

N2 - Study Objective: To compare the efficacy of laminaria tents and orally administered misoprostol in priming the cervix before operative hysteroscopy. Design: Randomized, controlled study (Canadian Task Force classification I). Setting: Tertiary medical center. Patients: One hundred twenty premenopausal women who underwent operative hysteroscopy between March 2005 and January 2007. Intervention: The women were randomized to receive a laminaria tent or misoprostol for cervical priming. Measurements and Main Results: The primary outcomes were postpriming cervical width insofar as size of Hegar dilators and need for cervical dilation. The secondary outcomes were adverse effects from the priming methods. Postpriming cervical width was greater in the laminaria group but not significantly different from that in the misoprostol group. However, cervical dilation before hysteroscopy was required in more patients in the misoprostol group. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding were more common in the misoprostol group, and the incidences of chills and headache were similar between the 2 groups. Conclusion: Laminaria tents are superior to oral misoprostol insofar as less need for cervical dilation and fewer adverse effects.

AB - Study Objective: To compare the efficacy of laminaria tents and orally administered misoprostol in priming the cervix before operative hysteroscopy. Design: Randomized, controlled study (Canadian Task Force classification I). Setting: Tertiary medical center. Patients: One hundred twenty premenopausal women who underwent operative hysteroscopy between March 2005 and January 2007. Intervention: The women were randomized to receive a laminaria tent or misoprostol for cervical priming. Measurements and Main Results: The primary outcomes were postpriming cervical width insofar as size of Hegar dilators and need for cervical dilation. The secondary outcomes were adverse effects from the priming methods. Postpriming cervical width was greater in the laminaria group but not significantly different from that in the misoprostol group. However, cervical dilation before hysteroscopy was required in more patients in the misoprostol group. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding were more common in the misoprostol group, and the incidences of chills and headache were similar between the 2 groups. Conclusion: Laminaria tents are superior to oral misoprostol insofar as less need for cervical dilation and fewer adverse effects.

KW - Hysteroscopy

KW - Laminaria

KW - Misoprostol

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=71849099955&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=71849099955&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jmig.2009.07.003

DO - 10.1016/j.jmig.2009.07.003

M3 - Article

C2 - 19766062

AN - SCOPUS:71849099955

VL - 16

SP - 708

EP - 712

JO - Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

JF - Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

SN - 1553-4650

IS - 6

ER -