hysterography


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hysterography

 [his″tĕ-rog´rah-fe]
1. the graphic recording of the strength of uterine contractions in labor.
2. radiography of the uterus after instillation of a contrast medium.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hys·ter·og·ra·phy

(his'ter-og'ră-fē),
1. Radiographic examination of the uterine cavity filled with a contrast medium.
2. Graphic procedure used to record uterine contractions.
[hystero- + G. graphō, to write]
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hysterosalpingography

A method for evaluating uterine tubal pathology, in which radiocontrast is instilled transcervically into the endometrial cavity and fallopian tubes, followed by fluoroscopy or taking plain films, as a way of defining the uterine cavity and tube.

Uses
Evaluation of infertility (e.g., to determine fallopian tube patency), uterine-cavity (e.g., submucosal) leiomyomas, endocervical and endometrial polyps, pelvic tuberculosis, intrauterine adhesion-synequiae, endometrial cancer, congenital malformations (e.g., müllerian duct abnormalities), bicornuate uterus, septate uterus, uterus didelphys, uterine hypoplasia, and DES-induced defects.

Hysterosalpingography has waned in popularity, due to high false-positivity and false-negativity.
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hys·ter·og·ra·phy

(his'tĕr-og'ră-fē)
1. Radiographic examination of the uterine cavity filled with a contrast medium.
2. Graphic procedure used to record uterine contractions.
[hystero- + G. graphō, to write]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Hysterography

Another term for the x-ray procedure of the uterus and fallopian tubes.
Mentioned in: Hysterosalpingography
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The first validation of this was by hysterography. (18, 19, 32) Hasson designed Wing Sound I to be able to measure the functional uterine cavity length, (7) and later showed that IUDs which were placed 1.25-1.75cm above the lower endometrial cavity gave the best results.
Hysterography suggested that in some circumstances IUDs may be unsuitable because of non conformity with the endometrial cavity.
Uterine geometry by Wing sound and hysterography versus direct measurements.
The size and shape of the uterine cavity determined by hysterography with an intrauterine contraceptive marker.
In addition, a postoperative hysterography and curetting biopsy revealed no mass lesion, making a uterine primary unlikely.