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Retrograde seeding of endometrium: a sequela of tubal flushing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1183635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The problem of retrograde seeding of endometrial tissue fragments to the peritoneum was investigated by injecting fluids through the cervical canal into the uterus before and after curettage. Fluid samples were collected from the peritoneal cavity through a laparoscope. Endometrial glands were detected in almost all of the fluids samples, and seeding was greater after curettage than before. It is concluded that any procedure in which fluids are pushed through the uterus may cause peritoneal seeding of endometrium.
Y Beyth; H Yaffe; S Levij; E Sadovsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1975 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-02     Completed Date:  1976-02-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1094-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dilatation and Curettage / adverse effects
Endometriosis / complications,  etiology*
Fallopian Tubes*
Infertility, Female / etiology
Irrigation / adverse effects*
Peritoneal Cavity*
Time Factors

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