Transcervical tubal cannulation: a comparison of two techniques.
Transcervical tubal cannulation using tactile guidance has a similar rate of successful cannulation compared with that with US guidance (78% versus 73%) but takes less time to perform (2.3 +/- 1.8 minutes versus 8.7 +/- 6.2 minutes, mean +/- SD) and is associated with less pain and bleeding. This appears to be because of the design of the Labotect tubal cannulation set that uses a special speculum and tenaculum to straighten the uterus before insertion of the guide cannula and a less traumatic ball-tipped guide catheter.
Hurd, WW; Randolph, JF; Smith, YR; Curran, DS; Ansbacher, R
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