Venous intravasation is one of the complications of hysterosalpingography (HSG) used in the diagnostics of female infertility. This symptom was analyzed in our study and compared with data from the literature. In the past 20 years 2240 HSG-s were performed at our institute. Iodinated, water soluble contrast material was gently injected into the uterine cavity and the Fallopian tubes with the aid of a thin balloon catheter in order to examine the patency of the Fallopian tubes. Venous intravasation was observed only in 6 cases (0,27%). In one case the intravasation was immediate and complete, thus making the diagnosis impossible. The patency of the Fallopian tubes could be assessed in 3 cases, and was impossible in 2 cases. Venous intravasation is a rare and harmless complication especially when non-ionic, water soluble contrast material is used. In case of iodine allergy however the indication of the examination should be reconsidered. HSG is a salient point in the diagnostics of female infertility together with the general physical-, ultrasound-, and laboratory examination and chromohydrotubation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Magyar Noorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 6 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology