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Cook eyes December launch for pelvic congestion syndrome diagnostic:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Cook Women's Health plans to complete the CE-marking of its transcervical pelvic venogram (TPV) set for diagnosing pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS), by December 2006. The test, which is already approved in the US for performing basic hysterograms and transcervical venography, works by injecting a water-soluble, radiopaque contrast medium into the fundal myometrium at the top of the uterus. The medium is picked up by the veins and then monitored using fluoroscopic imaging. PCS is characterised by hyperdilated vasculature and poor clearance of the dye. PCS is one of the many causes of chronic pelvic pain, and affects around 15% of women aged 18-50, claims Cook.

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