Hysterosalpingography (HSG) - The 'Last man standing' among the erstwhile plethora of conventional radiological investigations. 'How we do it' and review of literature

Rai, Santosh and Rao, Pallavi and Reddy, Harikiran (2014) Hysterosalpingography (HSG) - The 'Last man standing' among the erstwhile plethora of conventional radiological investigations. 'How we do it' and review of literature. International Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences, 3 (4). pp. 223-233. ISSN 2320‐3137

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Abstract

Context:The advent of cross sectional imaging has relegated the roles of conventional imaging techniques and HSG is almost the ‘last man standing’ among the erstwhile plethora of conventional radiological investigations.Aims: To understand the present status of HSG in the evaluation of fallopian tubes in infertility.To understand the catheter method of performing HSG. To assess the accuracy, reproducibility and sensitivity of the simple catheter method of performing the procedure.Methods and Material: a random continuous sample of 100 cases appointed for HSG were evaluated. Results:In 93 number of 100 cases the routine catheter method was successful.Number of cases done by the Leech Wilkinson metal cannula method due to inability to cannulate the deep cervix was only 4. Threecases were abandoned as the procedure could not be completed and was repeated under anaethesia.Conclusions:Hysterosalpingography is the gold standard in assessing the patency of the fallopian tubes, which is among the most common causes of female factor infertility, making this technique the most frequent first-choice imaging modality in the assessment of female infertility.Although evaluating feminine infertility is the main indication for this method, it can also be used in other cases, such as congenital or anatomic abnormalities. The described catheter method is the least distressing and most economical.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hysterosalpingography (HSG), Fallopian tubes, Infertility
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Radiotherapy and Oncology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 07:24
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 07:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141508

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