Hysteroscopic selective salpingography

Noboru Inagaki, Kenji Sato, Kiwamu Toyoshima, Kimihiko Ito, Hirokatu Kitai, Danilo T. Gabionza, Yasunori Yoshimura

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-736
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct

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Keywords

  • Catheterization
  • Fallopian tube
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Salpingography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Inagaki, N., Sato, K., Toyoshima, K., Ito, K., Kitai, H., Gabionza, D. T., & Yoshimura, Y. (1999). Hysteroscopic selective salpingography. Fertility and Sterility, 72(4), 733-736. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0015-0282(99)00324-6