Transient blindness following hysteroscopy


Karci A., Erkin Y.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.31, no.2, pp.152-155, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/147323000303100213
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.152-155
  • Keywords: hysteroscopy, transient blindness, irrigation fluid, glycine, SERUM GLYCINE LEVELS, URETHRAL RESECTION, TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION, EVOKED-POTENTIALS, PROSTATE, COMPLICATIONS, ABSORPTION, FLUID
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The potential adverse effects resulting from absorption of irrigation fluids during endoscopic procedures are well documented. Glycine, which is commonly used as an irrigation solution, has an inhibitory effect both on the central nervous system and on the retinal cells. We report the case of a woman who developed transient blindness following hysteroscopic myomectomy in which glycine was used as the irrigation solution.