Sonohysterography: Time to step up its use in gynaecologic imaging in west Africa

  • A Bedu-Peprah
  • AT Odo
  • ET Dassah
  • Y Amo-Waife
Keywords: Sonohysterography, transvaginal sonography, gynaecologic imaging, West Africa

Abstract

Sonohysterography is a simple, safe and convenient technique that is easily and rapidly performed in the ultrasound room; yet the technique seems to be underutilized in West Africa. We present two cases that were
successfully done in our centre followed by detailed description, uses and challenges of the technique, with the hope of encouraging clinicians and sonographers in the sub-region to step up its use. Two women were referred for evaluation of their endometrial cavities on account of increasingly heavy menstrual bleeding. Sonohysterography revealed intracavity uterine masses with hyperechoic focal thickening highly suggestive of endometrial polyps; histology confirmed the diagnosis of endometrial polyps. Sonohysterography is an affordable and feasible diagnostic modality for evaluating the endometrial cavity. Where equipment and skill permit, the technique should be used more often in the West African sub-region.

Keywords: Sonohysterography, transvaginal sonography, gynaecologic imaging, West Africa

Published
2013-02-05
Section
Articles

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