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Virtual hysterosalpingography using computed tomography, the first experiments in Brazil

Guilherme Galante Heuser, Sandra Leontina Graube, Tássia Machado Medeiros, Henrique Galante Heuser, Rodrigo Dessuy Haag, Camila Bohrer Bolsson, Eliane Roseli Winkelmann

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evaluation of tubal patency and uterine morphological alterations, which was carried out for the first time in Brazil, and our experience in this area. The techniques advantages, benefits and disadvantages compared to the traditional method are illustrated in this manuscript. Methods: 185 patients were submitted to virtual hysterosalpingography using computed tomography by a physicians indication and the results of these tests were compiled and described. Results: The advantages of virtual hysterosalpingography over X-ray hysterosalpingography are: (a) the variety of technological features offered by multi-detector tomography, (b) the injection pump and the workstations with software that allow post-processing of high-fidelity clinical images, and (c) not pinching the uterine cervix. Conclusions: Virtual hysterosalpingography is a viable alternative for the evaluation of tubal and uterine infertility factors.


hysterosalpingography; virtual hysterosalpingography; conjugal infertility.


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