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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2002 Apr 10;102(1):42-7.

Sonohysterography: a prospective survey of results and complications in 81 patients.

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology Fetal and Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital of Tours, Hôpital Bretonneau, 2 bis boulevard Tonnellé, 37044 Tours Cedex 1, France.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the sonohysterography (SHG) for the diagnosis of intrauterine abnormalities and describe complications and failure rate.

STUDY DESIGN:

A prospective survey on 81 patients, (44 patients with menometrorrhagia, 30 with postmenopausal bleeding and 7 with infertility) was conducted. Histopathology and clinical survey, if sonohysterography was normal, were the gold standards.

RESULTS:

Pathology has been performed in 55 cases. There were four failures (cervical stenosis), one severe complication (endometritis), one pelvic pain. Sensitivity and specificity of sonography were 56 and 83%; for sonohysterography 88 and 98%; and for hysteroscopy 78 and 97%. Sonohysterography was accurate for the diagnosis of the submucous myoma component.

CONCLUSION:

Sonohysterography is available in uterine pathology, easy, safe and cheap, but sonographists and patients should be informed of the little risks of such examination technique.

PMID:
12039088
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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