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Preliminary experience with transcervical balloon tuboplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3407695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed a new technique, transcervical balloon tuboplasty, an adaptation of established balloon angioplasty techniques that facilitates recanalization of proximally occluded oviducts. Sixteen patients with obstruction of the proximal portion of one or two fallopian tubes (based on at least two hysterosalpingograms and one laparoscopic examination) were selected for the procedure. Four patients (25%) were found to have patent oviducts on intraoperative third tubal patency evaluation and were therefore excluded from study. Of the remaining 12 patients, tubal patency was achieved in at least one fallopian tube in 7 patients (58%), as demonstrated by hysterosalpingogram immediately after the transcervical balloon tuboplasty procedure. On follow-up 2 months to 1 year afterward, two pregnancies and one delivery occurred. We conclude that transcervical balloon tuboplasty appears to represent a useful and safe technique to achieve patency in selected cases of tubal interstitial obstruction. Reocclusion rates, long-term complication rates, and pregnancy rates after transcervical balloon tuboplasty remain to be established before the procedure should be considered a recommended alternative for either surgical tuboplasty or in vitro fertilization.
E Confino; J Friberg; N Gleicher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  159     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-22     Completed Date:  1988-09-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60608.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / methods*
Fallopian Tube Diseases / therapy*
Fallopian Tube Patency Tests

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