Hysterosalpingography in the assessment of infertility in Black patients

N. J. Blumenthal, Y. Hertzanu, M. M.V. Ferreira

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A series of 200 consecutive hysterosalpingograms for the evaluation of infertility in Black women attending a clinic at the Hillbrow Hospital, Johannesburg, is reviewed. A fallopian tube abnormality was found in 81.8% of cases, terminal hydrosalpinx being present in 64.4%. A uterine abnormality was present in 25% of cases. In comparison with other series it appears that our incidence of tubal lesions, especially terminal hydrosalpinx, is the highest yet reported. A high correlation with laparoscopic findings (75%) is documented. In our infertility clinic hysterosalpingography is one of the most valuable tools in the initial evaluation of the infertile couple.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-856
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

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