Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420



Is Hysterosalpingography Still Relevant in Workup of Infertility? A Review Article

Olarinoye AO and Oguntoyinbo WE

The study examined the current role of Hysterosalpingography in the investigation of the infertile couple in view of the increasing use of Laparoscopy in the evaluation and management of infertility. Electronic search of published literature was done using the Pubmed, Cochrane libraries and Google search engine. The search was restricted to English language articles. Hysterosalpingography is a simple method of evaluating fallopian tube patency and cervico-uterine abnormalities. It is virtually non-invasive; and it can be therapeutic. HSG has a high specificity and a high positive predictive value; it also has a low complication rate. It requires less skill acquisition and necessary equipment are readily available. Laparoscopy should be performed in cases of abnormal hysterosalpingogram or persisting infertility in despite of normal HSG and other parameters