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Comparative evaluation of laparoscopy and hysterosalpingography in infertile patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  145555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comparative study of hysterosalpingography (HSG) and laparoscopy in the investigation of infertility is presented. From 1973-1977, 352 cases were investigated with both HSG and laparoscopy. In 57.67% of the cases there was complete agreement between HSG and laparoscopy. The study included 168 cases of unexplained infertility and 184 cases with abnormal hysterosalpingographic findings. Pelvic adhesions were demonstrated in 151 cases by laparoscopy as compared to 76 cases in which its presence was only suspected by HSG. Laparoscopy revealed a 57.14% of associated pelvic pathology in cases of unexplained fertility. The present study concludes that laparoscopy as compared to HSG is not only more informative, but also more accurate and conclusive.
M F El-Minawi; M Abdel-Hadi; A A Ibrahim; O Wahby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1978 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-18     Completed Date:  1978-02-18     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adnexal Diseases / diagnosis
Diagnostic Errors
Fallopian Tube Patency Tests
Infertility, Female / diagnosis*,  etiology,  radiography
Phimosis / diagnosis
Tissue Adhesions / diagnosis,  radiography

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