October 20, 2008 (WISCONSIN) - According to a recent report published in the “American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” for September issue, it is found out that though sonohysterography is associated with transtubal fluid spills, there is less chance of endometrial cancer cell disseminating during any procedure.
Dr. David M. Kushner who is from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison told Reuters Health that Sonohysterography is performed routinely, but no one has actually studied whether something that is done so frequently safe or not.
Dr. Kushner and his colleagues analyzed intra-operative flush fluids from sixteen women who are undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer. This was done mainly
* To discover if transtubal spill of fluid occurred during routine sonohysterography.
* To identify if there was critical infusion volume existing at which transtubal spill occurs.
* To determine viability of disseminated cancer cells.
Out of the five patients sixteen patients (31%), transtubal spill occurred between one and twenty mL of the instilled saline solution. And after the administration of a fifty mL flush, there were another seven patients who had transtubal fluid spill. And another 4 patients had no spill.
By Jennifer Larson
Writer, radRounds Radiology News and Updates
October 20, 2008
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