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Three-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (3D-HyCoSy) as an outpatient procedure to assess infertile women: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11169373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the use of three-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (3D-HyCoSy) as a routine outpatient procedure for evaluating infertile women. METHODS: In 25 unselected infertile patients, tubal patency and uterine cavity were investigated by 3D-HyCoSy with saline as a contrast medium. The efficacy of the procedure was evaluated with X-ray hysterosalpingography (XHSG) as reference. RESULTS: The positive predictive value, negative predictive value, sensitivity, and specificity of predicting tubal patency by 3D-HyCoSy were 100, 33.3, 84.4, and 100%, respectively. The full contour of the uterine cavity was depicted in 96% of cases by 3D-HyCoSy and 64% by XHSG (P < 0.005). The uterine cavity area measured on 3D-HyCoSy correlated well with the volume of contrast medium required on XHSG (r2 = 0.8166). CONCLUSIONS: 3D-HyCoSy provided advantages of better assessment of uterine cavity over XHSG. Compared with conventional XHSG, the efficacy of 3D-HyCoSy to assess tubal patency was acceptable. In addition, the procedure of 3D-HyCoSy appears to be better tolerated, requiring no sedation or anesthesia and a reduced examination time. Thus, 3D-HyCoSy with saline as a contrast medium is feasible and could comprise a routine outpatient procedure in the initial evaluation of infertile women.
K Kiyokawa; H Masuda; T Fuyuki; M Koseki; N Uchida; T Fukuda; K Amemiya; K Shouka; K Suzuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-28     Completed Date:  2001-05-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keiyu Hospital, 3-7 Minatomirai Nishiku, Yokohama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care
Contrast Media
Fallopian Tube Patency Tests
Fallopian Tubes / ultrasonography*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Infertility, Female / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Pilot Projects
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sodium Chloride / diagnostic use
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*
Uterus / ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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