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prevalance of unsuspected uterine cavity

Anupama Bahadur, Neena Malhotra, Neeta Singh, Sumana Gurunath, Suneeta Mittal
INTRODUCTION: Diagnostic hysteroscopy is a vital tool and a gold standard to evaluate the uterine cavity. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of unsuspected intrauterine abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done involving 870 asymptomatic, infertile women enrolled for IVF, who underwent a transvaginal ultrasound followed by office hysteroscopy. The presence of uterine cavity abnormalities was recorded. RESULTS: Transvaginal sonography revealed abnormal findings in 113 patients (12...
November 2013: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
H M Fatemi, J C Kasius, A Timmermans, J van Disseldorp, B C Fauser, P Devroey, F J Broekmans
BACKGROUND: Whether implantation occurs after in vitro fertilization (IVF) depends on the embryo, uterine receptivity or a combination of both. The prevalence of minor intrauterine abnormalities identified at hysteroscopy in cases with a normal transvaginal sonography (TVS) has been recorded to be as high as 20-40%. Diagnosing and treating such pathology prior to initiating IVF/intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has been widely advocated without high-quality evidence of a beneficial effect...
August 2010: Human Reproduction
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