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

Jan Bosteels*, Jenneke Kasius, Steven Weyers, Frank J. Broekmans, Ben Willem J. Mol, Thomas M. D'Hooghe

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalGynecological surgery
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • Subfertility
  • Uterine cavity abnormalities

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