Radiologic evaluation of incremental intrauterine instillation of contrast material.

Abstract

In view of the contradictory results of IUI reported in the literature, the present study was undertaken to determine whether the volume of material injected into the uterus can affect the delivery site of the sperm. Ten infertile women scheduled for HSG were submitted to intrauterine injection of different volumes of radiopaque dye (0.2 mL to 1.0 mL) before the procedure to mimic IUI. An x ray taken immediately after injection showed that volumes of > or = 0.4 mL reached the uterus and tubes, whereas the 0.2-mL volume did not reach the tube. These data show that volume injected is an important variable in IUI.

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@article{Jnior1992RadiologicEO, title={Radiologic evaluation of incremental intrauterine instillation of contrast material.}, author={Jos{\'e} Gonçalves Franco J{\'u}nior and Ricardo L R Baruffi and Ana L{\'u}cia Mauri and Sergio C. Stone}, journal={Fertility and sterility}, year={1992}, volume={58 5}, pages={1065-7} }