How are hydrosalpinx and pyosalpinx distinguished during ultrasonographic scanning for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Kristi A Tough DeSapri, MD; Chief Editor: Nicole W Karjane, MD  more...
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Answer

Hydrosalpinx and pyosalpinx can usually be readily distinguished from pelvic veins and bowel by visualizing the color flow within the patent blood vessels and peristalsis within the bowel.


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