Embryo Gallery

View images of embryos from Naperville Fertility Center

Normal hysterosonogram long view

The black area in the middle is the saline that has been injected into the uterine cavity

Hysterosonogram – Retained placental tissue

After a delivery or miscarriage, fragments of placenta can be retained inside the uterine cavity as this hysterosonogram shows.

Hysterosonogram Uterine fibroid

This hysterosonogram (also called a saline ultrasound) shows a submucous fibroid in the cavity

Hysteroscopy Retained placental tissue

This is the follow up hysteroscopy from the previous image showing retained placental tissue in the uterine cavity.

Laparoscopy Normal Uterus

Laparoscopy Normal Left Ovary

Laparoscopy Normal Left Fallopian Tube

The lighter colored area at the end of the tube are the fimbriae or fingers which attach to the ovary at the time of ovulation.

Laparoscopy Right hydrosalpinx

A hydrosalpinx occurs when the end of the fallopian tube is blocked and the tube fills with fluid and becomes swollen. Notice there are no fimbriae indicating complete blockage.

Laparoscopy Chromopertubation Left Fallopian Tube

Chromopertubation is when blue dye is injected through the uterus and tubes to make sure the tubes are not blocked.

Laparoscopy – Liver and Gall bladder

By pointing the laparoscope to the upper right portion of the abdomen, the liver and gall bladder can be seen.

Normal uterine cavity

Fallopian tube opening (ostia)

Normal cervical canal

Hysterosalpingogram Opening a tube with a large fibroid

This patient had a large fibroid in the uterine cavity as well as blockage of both fallopian tubes. We were able to bypass the fibroid and open the tubes by passing a wire into the tubes.

Hysteroscopy – Abnormal uterine tissue

Occasionally, the uterus will fail to expel normal endometrial tissue during a period. This material can occupy the uterine cavity and interfere with embryo implantation.

Hysteroscopy Resection of a fibroid

A fibroid is a benign mass which can grow inside the uterine cavity. A special instrument called a resectoscope uses electricity to shave pieces off. The procedure is continued until the fibroid has been completely removed.

Opening blocked fallopian tubes

Image 1 – A normal uterus with both fallopian tubes blocked. Image 2- A selective catheter is placed into the opening of the fallopian tube. Image 3 – The tube is now open. dye flows through the tube and spills out the other end

Laparoscopy – Endometriosis

3 implants of endometriosis on the posterior side of the uterus near the left fallopian tube.

Laparoscopy – Vaporization of endometriosis

Image 1 – An implant of endometriosis on the pelvic side wall and the tip of the harmonic scalpel blade. Image 2 – The implant of endometriosis after vaporization by the harmonic scalpel.

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