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Fertil Steril. 1995 Oct;64(4):714-6.

Outcome of hysteroscopic resection of submucous myomas for infertility.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the reproductive outcome after operative hysteroscopic resection of submucous myomas in women for whom no other infertility factor was identified.

DESIGN:

Fifteen infertile women with submucous myomas underwent an intensive workup to exclude other causes of infertility. Operative hysteroscopy for resection of the submucous myomas was performed using a rigid 26 French resectoscope (Karl Storz GmbH & Co., Tuttlingen, Germany).

SETTING:

Academic tertiary referral center.

RESULTS:

The mean +/- SD duration of the procedure was 25.5 +/- 5.6 minutes. No operative or postoperative complications occurred and all patients were discharged within 6 hours. The follow-up period was 12.0 +/- 4.2 months (mean +/- SD). Seven women conceived (pregnancy rate of 47%) and six of them subsequently delivered at term.

CONCLUSION:

The results of this study indicate that operative hysteroscopy achieved a pregnancy rate comparable to myomectomy via laparotomy. These results suggest that operative hysteroscopy is the procedure of choice for the resection of submucous myomas in infertile women.

PMID:
7672140
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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