Does Chromotubation During Laparoscopy Carry the Epethelial Cells of Endometrial Origin into the Peritoneal Fluid?
Objective: This study was carried out to investigate whether chromotubation leads epithelial cells of endometrial origin to the abdominal cavity. Study Design: Cytologic examinations of the samples of peritoneal fluid from posterior culd-de-sac were made before and after chromotubation of 18 infertile women with patient tubes in the postovulatory phase. Staining was performed using May-Grnwald-Giemsa method. Results: Except for one sample of peritoneal fluid all were negative for epithelial cells of endometrial origin. Conclusion: These results suggest that if hydrotubation with methylene blue is performed during postovulatory phase, transport of cells of endometrial origin into the peritoneal cavity is unlikely.
SÖNMEZ, Ali Suha; MIZRAK, Bülent; AYDIN, Abdullah; URYAN, İsmail; and SARAÇOĞLU, Ömer Ferit (1997) "Does Chromotubation During Laparoscopy Carry the Epethelial Cells of Endometrial Origin into the Peritoneal Fluid?," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 27: No. 4, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol27/iss4/9