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Review paper
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A comprehensive use of ultrasound examination in infertility workup

Karolina Kowalczyk12, Dariusz Kowalczyk34, Mateusz Klimek5, Malgorzata Sateja6, Kamil Kowalczyk7, Grzegorz Franik12, Pawel Madej12
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2021.0086
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Pubmed: 33914311
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Ginekol Pol 2021;92(6):453-459.
Affiliations
  1. Department of Gynecological Endocrinology, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  2. Infertility Outpatient Clinic, University Clinical Center, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  3. Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine in Opole, University of Opole, Poland
  4. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital in Nysa, Poland
  5. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
  6. Clinics of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland
  7. Department of Urology and Urological Oncology, University Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland

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Vol 92, No 6 (2021)
REVIEW PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2021-04-28

Abstract

Considering the growing availability of ultrasound diagnostic methods in gynecology, its role in the infertility setting is increasing. In this review, we present an up-to-date ultrasound based diagnostic scheme in infertility workup comprising the evaluation of ovarian anatomy and function, uterine exploration, as well as tubal patency. The possibility of performing the vast majority of infertility diagnostics by ultrasound in the ambulatory settings is not only attractive and beneficial to patients, but also to health care system. Thus, it is vital for gynecologists to implement modern non-invasive ultrasound modalities in their everyday practice.

Abstract

Considering the growing availability of ultrasound diagnostic methods in gynecology, its role in the infertility setting is increasing. In this review, we present an up-to-date ultrasound based diagnostic scheme in infertility workup comprising the evaluation of ovarian anatomy and function, uterine exploration, as well as tubal patency. The possibility of performing the vast majority of infertility diagnostics by ultrasound in the ambulatory settings is not only attractive and beneficial to patients, but also to health care system. Thus, it is vital for gynecologists to implement modern non-invasive ultrasound modalities in their everyday practice.

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Keywords

infertility; reproduction; ultrasound; antral follicle count; sonohysterography; HyCoSy; HyFoSy; fertility scan

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Title

A comprehensive use of ultrasound examination in infertility workup

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 92, No 6 (2021)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

453-459

Published online

2021-04-28

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2021.0086

Pubmed

33914311

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2021;92(6):453-459.

Keywords

infertility
reproduction
ultrasound
antral follicle count
sonohysterography
HyCoSy
HyFoSy
fertility scan

Authors

Karolina Kowalczyk
Dariusz Kowalczyk
Mateusz Klimek
Malgorzata Sateja
Kamil Kowalczyk
Grzegorz Franik
Pawel Madej

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