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Table 2 Summary of response by candidates to the question of how they position the internal cervical os as visualised through the scope during insertion of a 30° hyster scope

From: Safety aspects of hysteroscopy, specifically in relation to entry and specimen retrieval: a UK survey of practice

How do you position the internal cervical os as visualised through the 30° hysteroscope? Number (percentage)
Consultants Senior registrar Junior registrar Clinical nurse Specialist Total
Always 6 o’clock position 42 (30.2) 15 (44.1) 8 (44.4) 6 (46.2) 71 (34.8)
Always 12 o’clock position 12 (8.6) 4 (11.8) 0 1 (7.7) 17 (8.3)
The way the hysteroscope naturally goes 52 (37.4) 6 (17.6) 3 (16.7) 5 (38.5) 66 (32.4)
6 o’clock position for anteverted uterus, 12 o’clock position for retroverted uterus 23 (16.5) 6 (17.6) 4 (22.2) 1 (7.7) 34 (16.7)
12 o’clock position for anteverted uterus, 6 o’clock position for retroverted uterus 10 (7.2) 3 (8.8) 3 (16.7) 0 16 (7.8)
  1. N = 204, with the percentages in brackets. Grades of candidates are divided up in the columns