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Gynecol Surg. 2013 Aug;10(3):165-167. Epub 2013 May 7.

Treating suspected uterine cavity abnormalities by hysteroscopy to improve reproductive outcome in women with unexplained infertility or prior to IUI, IVF, or ICSI.

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Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium.

Abstract

Endometrial polyps, submucous fibroids, uterine septa, and intrauterine adhesions can be found by ultrasound (US), HSG, hysteroscopy, or any combined in 10-15 % of infertile women. Observational studies suggest a better reproductive outcome when these anomalies are removed by operative hysteroscopy. The current Cochrane review assesses the effectiveness of hysteroscopy for treating these suspected anomalies in women with otherwise unexplained infertility or prior to intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

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Hysteroscopy; Randomized controlled trial; Subfertility; Uterine cavity abnormalities

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