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Hum Reprod. 1996 Apr;11(4):730-1.

The value of hysteroscopic evaluation in patients with preclinical in-vitro fertilization abortions.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Golda Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel.


The study was conducted on 144 women who experienced preclinical abortions, i.e. a transitory rise in beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) without any clinical or sonographic evidence of pregnancy, to identify the relationship between preclinical abortions and intrauterine pathology. Hysteroscopy was performed 1-2 weeks after the decline of beta-HCG concentrations to negative values. Intrauterine adhesions were detected in three patients (2.1%), most of these being of the mild type. Concomitant intrauterine abnormalities, mainly uterine septa, were found in 14 (9.7%) cases. We believe that preclinical abortions do not predispose intrauterine adhesions and curettage is superfluous. An incomplete uterine septum seems to be the major factor predisposing this early pregnancy wastage. Hysteroscopy following this condition is an easy and efficient means for both identifying intrauterine pathology and excluding adhesions.

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