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Clinical use of sonohysterography in the evaluation of infertility.
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PMID:  12908016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Assessment of tubal patency and evaluation of the uterine cavity should be part of all infertility investigations. Sonohysterography (SHSG), also referred to as saline-enhanced ultrasonography, is being used with increasing frequency for investigation of infertility and other gynaecological indications. Sonohysterography is similar to hysterosalpingography (HSG) in its effectiveness for evaluating tubal patency, and superior to HSG for assessing intrauterine abnormalities. Advantages of SHSG over HSG include the ability to assess extrauterine structures, lack of ionizing radiation, and often better tolerability by the woman being examined. Sonohysterography can offer detailed assessment of the female pelvis, and has the potential to replace HSG as a routine, first-line infertility investigation. This paper discusses the technique and indications for SHSG, and reviews its use in infertility investigation, in particular in the assessment of the uterine cavity and tubal patency.
Allison M Case; Roger A Pierson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-08     Completed Date:  2003-10-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Fallopian Tube Patency Tests / methods*
Hysterosalpingography / methods*
Infertility, Female / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography

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