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Korean Journal of Fertility and Sterility 1987;14(1):1-6.
Radionuclide Tubal Function Test
TS Roh1, JG Kim1, BH Yoon1, SY Moon1, JY Lee1, YS Chang1, JK Chung2
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
방사핵을 이용한 난관기능검사
노태성1, 김정구1, 윤보현1, 문신용1, 이진용1, 장윤석1, 정준기2
1서울대학교 의과대학 산부인과학교실
2서울대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
The Radionuclide test (RN test) using radioactively labelled human albumin microspheres was developed recently to evaluate the patency and functional capacity of the fallopian tubes. 57 infertile women underwent this procedure as a part of their infertility work up. The results of the radionuclide evaluation were compared with those of the hysterosalpingography (HSG) and further the surgical findings of the laparoscopy and laparotomy. In 64.9%(37/57) of the cases, there was complete agreement between radionuclide test (RN test), hysterosalpingography(HSG) and surgical findings. In comparison with surgical findings, RN test showed a complete agreement rate of 89.4%(51/57), a partial agreement rate of 5.3%(3/57) and no agreement rate of 5.3%(3/57), respectively. Likewise, HSG revealed a complete agreement rate of 80.7%(46/57), a partial agreement rate of 10.5%(6/57) and no agreement 8.8%(5/57), respectively. It would appear that as opposed to the traditional HSG, RN test may give a better understanding of the functional capacity of the tube and may prove a useful method before and after tubal surgery.
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