Stefano Bettocchi

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Office hysteroscopic metroplasty: three "diagnostic criteria" to differentiate between septate and bicornuate uteri
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:324-8. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Review of new office-based hysteroscopic procedures 2003-2009
    Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo
    Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 17:436-48. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic inadequacy of dilatation and curettage
    S Bettocchi
    Second Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Fertil Steril 75:803-5. 2001
  4. doi request reprint Fertility-enhancing hysteroscopic surgery
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Semin Reprod Med 29:75-82. 2011
  5. doi request reprint A new hysteroscopic technique for the preparation of partially intramural myomas in office setting (OPPIuM technique): A pilot study
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialist Surgical Sciences, University of Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:748-54. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of office hysteroscopy in menopause
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, A, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 11:103-6. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic and hysteroscopic outcomes of uterine scar healing after cesarean section: comparison of two types of single-layer suture
    Oronzo Ceci
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 38:1302-7. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Apoptosis in normal ovaries of women with and without endometriosis
    Raffaella Depalo
    Centre of Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction and Gametes Cryopreservation, Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11 70124 Bari, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 19:808-15. 2009
  9. doi request reprint The destiny of myomas: should we treat small submucous myomas in women of reproductive age?
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology, II Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Fertil Steril 90:905-10. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hysteroscopic and hysterectomy findings to assess the diagnostic accuracy of office hysteroscopy in tamoxifen-treated patients with breast cancer
    Oronzo Ceci
    Department of General and Specialty Surgical Science, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 10:392-5. 2003

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Office hysteroscopic metroplasty: three "diagnostic criteria" to differentiate between septate and bicornuate uteri
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:324-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the benefits of adopting 3 simple "diagnostic criteria" in the differential diagnosis between septate and bicornuate uteri, and the relative treatment by hysteroscopy in an office setting...
  2. doi request reprint Review of new office-based hysteroscopic procedures 2003-2009
    Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo
    Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 17:436-48. 2010
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  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic inadequacy of dilatation and curettage
    S Bettocchi
    Second Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Fertil Steril 75:803-5. 2001
    ..To assess the diagnostic inadequacy of dilatation and curettage (D&C) by comparing histologic findings with this technique with those obtained after hysterectomy...
  4. doi request reprint Fertility-enhancing hysteroscopic surgery
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Semin Reprod Med 29:75-82. 2011
    ..It is a simple, safe, reproducible, effective, quick, well-tolerated, and low-cost surgical procedure, with no need for an operating room...
  5. doi request reprint A new hysteroscopic technique for the preparation of partially intramural myomas in office setting (OPPIuM technique): A pilot study
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialist Surgical Sciences, University of Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:748-54. 2009
    ..To assess the safety and the effectiveness of a novel hysteroscopic technique for the Office Preparation of Partially Intramural Myomas (OPPIuM), to facilitate the subsequent, already scheduled, resectoscopic myomectomy...
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of office hysteroscopy in menopause
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, A, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 11:103-6. 2004
    ..At 3 months postoperatively, pathology persisted in 364 women (5.6%). Many operative procedures may be performed in the office setting with simple instruments, provided that correct indications are observed...
  7. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic and hysteroscopic outcomes of uterine scar healing after cesarean section: comparison of two types of single-layer suture
    Oronzo Ceci
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 38:1302-7. 2012
    ..This prospective longitudinal study was aimed at evaluating the outcome of the cesarean scar, comparing two different types of single-layer sutures by transvaginal ultrasound and hysteroscopy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Apoptosis in normal ovaries of women with and without endometriosis
    Raffaella Depalo
    Centre of Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction and Gametes Cryopreservation, Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11 70124 Bari, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 19:808-15. 2009
    ..In conclusion, the reduction of apoptosis in unaffected tissue in women with endometriosis suggests that they may be predisposed to develop endometriosis...
  9. doi request reprint The destiny of myomas: should we treat small submucous myomas in women of reproductive age?
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology, II Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Fertil Steril 90:905-10. 2008
    ..To carry out a thorough analysis aimed at demonstrating that a "wait-and-see" approach is no longer acceptable in women of reproductive age with small submucous myomas, even if they are asymptomatic...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hysteroscopic and hysterectomy findings to assess the diagnostic accuracy of office hysteroscopy in tamoxifen-treated patients with breast cancer
    Oronzo Ceci
    Department of General and Specialty Surgical Science, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 10:392-5. 2003
    ..To assess the diagnostic accuracy of office hysteroscopy by comparing hysteroscopic findings with histologic findings on hysterectomy specimens in postmenopausal women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen...
  11. doi request reprint Effect of avoiding bladder flap formation in caesarean section on repeat caesarean delivery
    Antonio Malvasi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Santa Maria Hospital, Bari, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 159:300-4. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effect of bladder flap formation (BFF) during caesarean section (CS) on the uterine scar, assessed during repeat CS...
  12. doi request reprint Assessment of estrogen receptors and apoptotic factors in cryopreserved human ovarian cortex
    Raffaella Depalo
    University of Bari, Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Centre of Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction and Gametes Cryopreservation, Azienda Ospedaliera, Ospedale Policlinico Consorziale, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11 70124, Bari, Italy
    Syst Biol Reprod Med 55:236-43. 2009
    ..Additional studies are needed to evaluate the differential effects of freezing follicles at different stages of follicular development and ovarian steroidogenesis...
  13. doi request reprint Office hysteroscopy in an in vitro fertilization program
    Filomenamila Lorusso
    Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Gynecology and Obstetric Section A, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Gynecol Endocrinol 24:465-9. 2008
    ..Moreover, we compare the IVF outcome between patients with normal and abnormal uterine findings to determine if office hysteroscopy (OH) is of any clinical significance...
  14. ncbi request reprint Hysteroscopy and menopause: past and future
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology II, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 17:366-75. 2005
    ..The purpose of this review is to define up-to-date clinical guidelines for the management of all post-menopausal women (asymptomatic as well as symptomatic)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hysteroscopic and hysterectomy findings for assessing the diagnostic accuracy of office hysteroscopy
    Oronzo Ceci
    Department of General and Specialist Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    Fertil Steril 78:628-31. 2002
    ..To assess the diagnostic accuracy of office hysteroscopy by comparing the hysteroscopic findings with the histologic findings on the hysterectomy specimens...
  16. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous bilateral tubal pregnancies and intrauterine pregnancy with five fetuses
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialist Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 11:195-6. 2004
    ..In 2003, still waiting for official legislation from the Italian Parliament on assisted reproductive technology, we have to face dramatic situations, such as this very unique case of heterotopic pregnancy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Correlation between serum levels of CA 125 and follicular loss after laparoscopic cystectomy in women with ovarian endometrioma
    Mario Vicino
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:223-7. 2007
    ..To preoperatively predict follicular loss after laparoscopic cystectomy of ovarian endometriomas...
  18. ncbi request reprint Office hysteroscopy
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of General and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70125 Bari, Italy
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 31:641-54, xi. 2004
    ..This article summarizes the authors' experience with this technique during the last 14 years, which have been devoted to improving the procedure by creating new instruments and modifying the technique...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cornual pregnancy after surgical treatment of an incarcerated fallopian tube: a case report
    Gianluca Raffaello Damiani
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Policlinico of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Reprod Med 58:550-2. 2013
    ..We believe that the abnormal cornual implantation of the gestational sac was due to myometrial reconstruction of the uterine wall...
  20. ncbi request reprint Endometrial vaporization of the cervical stump employing an office hysteroscope and bipolar technology
    Giovanni Pontrelli
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology II Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:767-9. 2007
    ..Hysteroscopic vaporization of the endometrial stripe in the cervical stump was performed in an office setting, using a 5-mm Bettocchi double-channel operative hysteroscope armed with a bipolar electrode...
  21. doi request reprint Hysteroscopic removal of gauze packing inadvertently sutured to the uterine cavity: report of 2 cases
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:88-91. 2009
    ..Some useful techniques to handle such a situation are described...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hysteroscopic myomectomy: a comprehensive review of surgical techniques
    Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo
    Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
    Hum Reprod Update 14:101-19. 2008
    ..At present, the 'cold loop' technique seems to represent the best option as it allows a safe and complete removal of such fibroids in just one surgical procedure, while respecting the surrounding healthy myometrium...
  23. ncbi request reprint Office vaginoscopic treatment of an isolated longitudinal vaginal septum: a case report
    Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:512-5. 2007
    ..This could allow the inclusion of vaginal lesions among the indications for office endoscopic procedures performed using operative hysteroscopes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Role of hysteroscopy in evaluating chronic pelvic pain
    Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo
    Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Fertil Steril 90:1191-6. 2008
    ..To provide a survey of various gynecological conditions causing chronic pelvic pain (CPP) that might be diagnosed by hysteroscopy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous left broad ligament pregnancy after ipsilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
    Gennaro Cormio
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 13:84-5. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint Outcome of in vitro fertilization after transabdominal ultrasound-assisted embryo transfer with a full or empty bladder
    Filomenamila Lorusso
    Department of General and Specialized Surgery, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Fertil Steril 84:1046-8. 2005
    ..However, despite the lower incidence of brusque maneuvers, bladder distension has not shown any positive impact on the IVF success rate...
  27. ncbi request reprint What does 'diagnostic hysteroscopy' mean today? The role of the new techniques
    Stefano Bettocchi
    Department of General and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Obsterics and Gynecology II, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 15:303-8. 2003
    ..Visual examination of the uterine cavity and contextual operative facilities have provided the gynecologist with the perfect 'diagnostic' tool, making it possible to examine the cavity and biopsy suspected areas under direct visualization...
  28. doi request reprint Substance P (SP) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) in the lower uterine segment in first and repeated cesarean sections
    Antonio Malvasi
    Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Santa Maria Hospital, Bari, Italy
    Peptides 31:2052-9. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, the decrease of VIP probably affects the relaxation of the internal uterine orifice, compromising the LUS formation and cervical ripening...
  29. ncbi request reprint Evidence of apoptosis in human primordial and primary follicles
    Raffaella Depalo
    Department of General and Specialist Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetric Unit A, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11 70124 Bari, Italy
    Hum Reprod 18:2678-82. 2003
    ..Apoptosis may operate the 'selection' between follicles destined for atresia and follicles that will remain available for ovulation. The aim of this study is to assess the expression of apoptosis in quiescent follicles...
  30. ncbi request reprint Intentional etanercept use during pregnancy for maintenance of remission in rheumatoid arthritis
    Crescenzio Scioscia
    Department of Internal Medicine and Public Health, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:93-5. 2011
    ..Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. TNF inhibitors are effective in the treatment of signs and symptoms of the disease although their safety during pregnancy is debated...
  31. ncbi request reprint Endometrial damage by antiestrogens in a postmenopausal breast cancer patient
    Oronzo Ceci
    Department of General and Specialist Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:174-5. 2002