Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of hysteroscopic selective salpingography (HSS) as a method for diagnosing the tubal proximal occlusion shown by hysterosalpingography (HSG). Design: Prospective study. Setting: Outpatient Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Social Insurance Saitama Chuo Hospital, Urawa, Japan. Patient(s): A total of 572 infertile women underwent HSG. Forty-seven of 50 women with unilateral or bilateral proximal tubal occlusion demonstrated by HSG underwent HSS. Intervention(s): Hysteroscopic selective salpingography was performed for the diagnosis of tubal occlusion in cases in which the proximal tubal occlusion was shown by HSG. Main Outcome Measure(s): Number of patients who underwent HSS and pregnancy rate after HSS. Result(s): Twenty-seven (79.4%) of 34 patients with unilateral occlusion diagnosed by HSG were shown to have normal patency by HSS. Of 12 women with bilaterally normal patent tubes confirmed by HSS, 8 (66.7%) achieved normal pregnancies within 1 year. Seven (53.8%) of 13 patients with bilateral occlusion found by HSG were shown to have normally patent tubes by HSS. Conclusion: The simple method of HSS was clinically effective for evaluating the presence of proximal tubal occlusion.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Fertility and Sterility|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Oct|
- Fallopian tube
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology