In radiology, intravasation is used to describe penetration of radiographic contrast into the soft tissue lymphatics and veins of a hollow organ as a result of increased filling pressures. For example, intravasation of contrast material into the uterine wall can occur during a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) if the endometrial cavity is overfilled due to obstruction of the Fallopian tubes.
Using sonohysterography to evaluate uterine bleeding: conventional endovaginal ultrasonography can sometimes produce ambiguous findings. In these cases, saline infusion into the endometrial cavity--a technique called sonohysterography--can make it easier to see what's going on.
Aug 01, 2002; Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common presenting complaint in a variety of clinical settings, and PAs are often called upon to...