Radiologic transcervical fallopian tube catheterization for diagnosis and treatment of female infertility caused by tubal obstruction

J. Rosch, A. S. Thurmond

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

1. Fallopian tube catheterization is a simple extension of conventional hysterosalpingography with use of angiographic technique and angiographic equipment. 2. The procedure substantially improves diagnosis of fallopian tube disease and helped 59 of 66 (89%) patients avoid surgery for diagnosis and/or treatment of proximal fallopian tube obstruction. 3. The catheterization technique also has promising potential for nonsurgical treatment of infertility caused by proximal fallopian tube obstruction. In a mean follow up of 3.5 months, 10 of 52 (19%) women with patent tubes after the procedure became pregnant. For a final evaluation of the therapeutic effectiveness of the procedure, however, more experience will be needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent advances in interventional radiology and new vascular imaging
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the International Symposium of Interventional Radiology and New Vascular Imaging ICS813
EditorsK. Hiramatsu, E. Zeitler, P. Rossi
PublisherElsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Pages89-95
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)044481096X, 9780444810960
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
EventThe International Symposium of Interventional Radiology and New Vascular Imaging - Hakone, JAPAN
Duration: May 12 1988May 14 1988

Conference

ConferenceThe International Symposium of Interventional Radiology and New Vascular Imaging
CityHakone, JAPAN
Period5/12/885/14/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Radiologic transcervical fallopian tube catheterization for diagnosis and treatment of female infertility caused by tubal obstruction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Rosch, J., & Thurmond, A. S. (1989). Radiologic transcervical fallopian tube catheterization for diagnosis and treatment of female infertility caused by tubal obstruction. In K. Hiramatsu, E. Zeitler, & P. Rossi (Eds.), Recent advances in interventional radiology and new vascular imaging: proceedings of the International Symposium of Interventional Radiology and New Vascular Imaging ICS813 (pp. 89-95). Elsevier Science Publishers B.V..