Hysteroscopic resection of retained products of conception has not been previously described to increase the risk for volume overload at the time of hysteroscopy. A 35-year-old woman with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss was evaluated by a hysterosalpingogram that identified retained products of conception with adjacent contrast intravasation. She underwent a hysteroscopic resection of the uterine septum and products of conception. During the 15 minute operating time she developed a fluid deficit of 2,300 cc of 3% sorbitol with resulting hyponatremia despite normal pressure and flow settings on the fluid management equipment. When a hysterosalpingogram demonstrates likely retained products of conception with an accompanying intravasation of contrast media, the provider should consider this finding a potential risk factor for excess intravasation of hysteroscopic distention media and take additional precautions to avoid volume overload.
PMID: 26995892 [Pubmed - MEDLINE]