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Gynecol Obstet Invest. 1991;32(4):224-6.

Evaluation of the functional status of the fallopian tubes in unexplained infertility with radionuclide hysterosalpingography.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey.


The functional status of the Fallopian tubes in patients with unexplained infertility (UI) was evaluated with radionuclide hysterosalpinography (RN-HSG). The rate of bilateral tubal occlusion with RN-HSG in women with UI (3/18 = 16.7%) was considerably higher than in a group of fertile and male-infertile women (0/28 = 0%), implying that a number of cases with UI might be associated with functional rather than anatomical tubal defects. RN-HSG is a simple, innocuous and potentially useful method for assessing functional tubal occlusion, and it might give a better understanding of the functional status of the tubes in UI.

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