OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a second hysterosalpingography (HSG) can permit tubal patency, reducing the use of selective salpingography in patients with proximal tubal obstruction. DESIGN: Prospective study. Setting: University hospital. PATIENT(s): The study population consisted of 360 infertile women. INTERVENTION(s): In patients with unilateral or bilateral proximal tubal obstruction, a second HSG was performed after about 1 month. In those cases with persistent obstruction, an immediate selective salpingography and tubal catheterization were performed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(s): Tubal opacification. RESULT(s): Forty patients underwent a second HSG procedure for proximal tubal occlusion. Among these, 24 achieved bilateral tubal patency. Thus, repetition of a conventional HSG after 1 month avoided unnecessary salpingography in 60% of patients. CONCLUSION(s): In infertile women with proximal tubal obstruction, we believe it is best to perform a second HSG. HSG is easy to carry out and subjects patients to a lower dosage of radiation and fewer risks than selective salpingography. The latter technique should be reserved for unsuccessful cases.
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|Titolo:||A second hysterosalpingography reduces the use of selective technique for treatment of a proximal tubal obstruction.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|