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The value of salpingoscopy in tubal infertility

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 June 2009

Ivo A Brosens
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University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
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Tubal factors are estimated to account for 15–20 per cent of infertility. The incidence not only depends on the patient population but is probably also underestimated since evaluation of tubai function is largely restricted to the appraisal of its patency. Consequently the treatment of tubai infertility is primarily focused on the restoration of tubai patency. That infertility frequently persists in spite of successfully restored patency and that tubal pregnancy frequently occurs after infertility surgery suggest that underlying disease has not been diagnosed.

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