Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

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-GrŸnwald-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.


peritoneal fluid, chromotubation, epithelial cell

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