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J Gynecol Endosc Surg. 2009 Jan;1(1):27-30. doi: 10.4103/0974-1216.51906.

Role of hysteroscopy prior to assisted reproductive techniques.

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BLOOM IVF and ICSI Center, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

There have been numerous advances in the area of assisted reproduction. Among the various reasons of implantation failure, intrauterine lesions play an important role.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of hysteroscopy prior to any assisted reproductive technique.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

It is a retrospective study of 292 women who attended our infertility clinic over a period of 18 months, who had a variable number of failed IVF cycles previously.

RESULTS:

Out of the 292 women studied, in 74 women, that is 25%, intrauterine pathology was detected, which when rectified by hysteroscopy, gave a considerable increase in pregnancy rate.

CONCLUSION:

According to this study it can be concluded that evaluating the uterine cavity is an important step before any assisted reproductive procedures.

KEYWORDS:

Assisted reproduction; hysteroscopy; infertility; intrauterine pathology

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