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Role of hysterosalpingoscintigraphy in the workup of infertility.
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PMID:  17125634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of hysterosalpingoscintigraphy (HSSG) in the evaluation of fallopian tube patency and function and compare the results with hysterosalpingography (HSG) and laparoscopy (LS). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The study was conducted at Multan Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy (MINAR), Multan from August 2004 to February 2005. PATIENTS AND METHODS: HSSG was performed after instillation of 4mCi (148 MBq) 99mTechnetium-macroaggregated albumin (99mTc-MAA) in posterior vaginal fornix in 65 patients. Serial static images were acquired in supine position at 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours and, if needed, at 24 hours. The results were compared to the findings on LS and HSG. RESULTS: Out of 65 patients, 37 (56.9%) patients had bilateral blocked tubes, 17 (26.1%) patients had bilateral patent tubes, 6 (9.2%) patients had blocked left tube and 5 (7.1%) patients had blocked right tube. The calculated sensitivity, specificity, positive predicted value (PPV), negative predicted value (NPV) and accuracy for HSSG were 90%, 83%, 90% and 90% respectively. The agreement between HSSG and LS was found in 32 out of 35 patients and agreement between HSG and HSSG was found in 24 out of 30 patients. CONCLUSION: This simple procedure can delineate tubal physiology; in selected cases it can replace HSG and in others augment the information gathered by HSG. HSSG should be part of the infertility workup algorithm.
Kalsoom Akhtar; Durr-E- Sabih; Naeem Ahmed Laghari; Abdul Mateen; Zahida Sabih; Anwar-Ul- Haq; Muhammad Anees; Iftikhar Alam; Farzana Kausar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-27     Completed Date:  2007-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  760-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Bahawalpur Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (BINO), Bahawalpur.
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MeSH Terms
Fallopian Tube Patency Tests
Fallopian Tubes / radionuclide imaging*
Infertility, Female / diagnosis,  radionuclide imaging*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 0/Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin

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