Hysterosalpingography

Edward E. Wallach, Theodore A. Baramki

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Abstract

Objective: To demonstrate the value of the hysterosalpingogram in the evaluation of infertility. Conclusion(s): Hysterosalpingography, which should be done in the follicular phase of the cycle, evaluates the contour of the uterine cavity, cervical canal, and tubal lumina. Other than being diagnostic, it can prove to be therapeutic. The instrument used to introduce the radio-opaque medium should be chosen to give the least discomfort and to cause no leakage of dye from the cervix. Water-soluble medium is usually used rather than an oil-based medium. Fluoroscopy with image intensification gives the best results. Insufficient dye injection will give an incomplete study. Too much dye injection, especially under pressure, might cause extravasation of the dye into the vascular system or conceal the fimbrial ends of the tubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1595-1606
Number of pages12
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume83
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenomyosis
  • Cervical incompetence
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Salpingitis isthmica nodosa
  • Submucous myoma
  • Synechiae
  • Uterus didelphys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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