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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2006 Sep;34(9):813-8. Epub 2006 Sep 7.

[Do hysteroscopic metroplasties really improve really reproductive outcome?].

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Service de gynécologie, SIHCUS-CMCO, 19, rue Louis-Pasteur, 67303 Schiltigheim cedex, France.


The aim of metroplasties is to restore a normal uterine anatomy to improve obstetrical outcomes in some uterine malformations. The hysteroscopic septoplasty cures the septate uterus. It is an effective procedure in the case of recurrent abortion losses. It probably improves the rate of live birth in women without obstetrical antecedent. For some authors, it could be considered at the time of the diagnosis, because of the simplicity of the gesture and the low complication rate. The enlarging hysteroscopic metroplasty has certainly a positive impact on the obstetrical outcome in patients presenting a uterine hypotrophy or dysmorphy, in particular in women exposed in utero to DES. However, the proofs are poor to propose this procedure as first-line treatment, apart from specific cases such as old null gravid patient or before inclusion in an Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) program.

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