GINEKOGRAFIYA (Greek gyne, gynaik[os] the woman + grapho to write, represent) — X-ray inspection of internal generative organs of the woman using a double contrast study — by means of the gas entered into an abdominal cavity and the contrast agent entered into a cavity of the uterus.
Sometimes understand a X-ray analysis of a small pelvis in the conditions of a pneumoperitoneum as a ginekografiya. However most of authors in this case uses the term «gas pelviografiya» or «pnevmopelviografiya» (see. Pelviografiya ).
Make for the purpose of recognition and differential diagnosis of tumors of a uterus and its appendages, and also formations of other bodies of a small pelvis, at suspicion on a multiple hysteromyoma with a submucous arrangement of a node, peritoneal infertility, etc.
The research is begun with imposing pneumoperitoneum (see) then enter a contrast agent into a cavity of the uterus (see. Metrosalpingografiya ), preferably Iodolipolum which not so quickly, in comparison with water-soluble contrast agents, gets into an abdominal cavity. In order that a contrast agent did not follow in a vagina, it is necessary to close a uterine pharynx densely. After administration of contrast medium in a uterus do the first x-ray film in horizontal position of the patient (on spin). In a picture receive a shadow of a cavity of the uterus. Then the patient is stacked on a stomach in the provision of Trendelenburga (the head end of a table is lowered on 45 °) or in genucubital situation. At the same time the gas entered into an abdominal cavity accumulates in a small pelvis, and loops of intestines are displaced to a diaphragm; the central beam is directed to a tailbone. On roentgenograms against the background of gas in an abdominal cavity shadows of a uterus, uterine tubes, wide and round sheaves and ovaries, and also the cavity of the uterus filled with a contrast agent (fig.) come to light. Thus, the ginekografiya allows to delimit accurately in not clear cases a uterus from other bodies of a small pelvis. At tube infertility on roentgenograms peritubarny commissures are well visible.
Prevention of possible complications (infection of internal generative organs, emphysema, a hematoma of an abdominal wall, damage of bodies of a stomach) requires strict observance of an asepsis and technology of performance of a metrosalpingografiya and pneumoperitoneum.
It is contraindicated at a cardiovascular decompensation, acute and subacute inflammatory processes (the general and local), at pregnancy, hypersensitivity to iodine.
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