uterosalpingography


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hysterosalpingography

 [his″ter-o-sal″ping-gog´-rah-fe]
radiography of the uterus and fallopian tubes.

hys·ter·o·sal·pin·gog·ra·phy

(his'ter-ō-sal'pin-gog'ră-fē),
Radiography of the uterus and fallopian tubes after the injection of radiopaque material.
[hystero- + G. salpinx, a trumpet, + graphō, to write]

uterosalpingography

[yo̅o̅′tərōsal′ping·gog′rəfē]
Etymology: L, uterus + Gk, salpinx, tube, graphein, to record
a radiographic examination of the uterus and fallopian tubes.

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.

uterosalpingography

radiography of the uterus and uterine tubes, usually done with contrast in the nongravid uterus. Called also hysterosalpingography.