A simple improvement in the technique of hysterosalpingography achieving optimal imaging and avoiding possible complications

Y. Beyth, D. Navot, E. Lax

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Abstract

Hysterosalpingography (HSG) has gained acceptance as the primary diagnostic tool for the evaluation of uterine and tubal factors during any routine infertility survey. There is an ongoing debate about the superiority of oil-soluble contrast media (OSCM) over the water-soluble contrast media (WSCM). Those in favor of OSCM claim a clearer, sharper image, less pain upon peritoneal spill, and superior data on both tubal mucosal integrity and peritubal disease. The proponents of WSCM claim that they obtain images nearly as sharp as those obtained with OSCM and without the potential risks of OSCM, namely, granuloma formation and oil emboli. A simple technique that retains the benefits of OSCM and probably eliminates the risk of intratubal granulomata formation is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-545
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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