Pathologic findings in hysteroscopy before in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET)

Nicola Doldi, Paola Persico, Francesca Di Sebastiano, Elena Marsiglio, Lucia De Santis, Elisa Rabellotti, Francesco Fusi, Claudio Brigante, Augusto Ferrari

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Abstract

Background. The aim of this study was to evaluate hysteroscopy routinely performed prior to in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Methods. We analyzed in a prospective study 300 patients who underwent hysteroscopy before the first IVF-ET cycle. We analyzed then in a retrospective manner 300 patients who did not perform hysteroscopy. Results. One-hundred-and-eighty (60%) hysteroscopies were normal but 120 (40%) revealed an unsuspected intrauterine abnormality. We did not find statistically significant differences between patients with normal or abnormal hysteroscopy in any characteristic. We found a statistically significant difference in pregnancy rate between women who performed hysteroscopy before IVF-ET cycle and in women who did not perform it. Conclusions. Hysteroscopy, as a routine examination, should be performed before the first IVF-ET cycle in all patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalGynecological Endocrinology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

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Hysteroscopy
Embryo Transfer
Fertilization in Vitro
Pregnancy Rate
Prospective Studies

Keywords

  • Hysteroscopy
  • IVF-ET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Doldi, N., Persico, P., Di Sebastiano, F., Marsiglio, E., De Santis, L., Rabellotti, E., ... Ferrari, A. (2005). Pathologic findings in hysteroscopy before in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Gynecological Endocrinology, 21(4), 235-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590500366696

Pathologic findings in hysteroscopy before in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). / Doldi, Nicola; Persico, Paola; Di Sebastiano, Francesca; Marsiglio, Elena; De Santis, Lucia; Rabellotti, Elisa; Fusi, Francesco; Brigante, Claudio; Ferrari, Augusto.

In: Gynecological Endocrinology, Vol. 21, No. 4, 10.2005, p. 235-237.

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Doldi, N, Persico, P, Di Sebastiano, F, Marsiglio, E, De Santis, L, Rabellotti, E, Fusi, F, Brigante, C & Ferrari, A 2005, 'Pathologic findings in hysteroscopy before in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET)', Gynecological Endocrinology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 235-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590500366696
Doldi N, Persico P, Di Sebastiano F, Marsiglio E, De Santis L, Rabellotti E et al. Pathologic findings in hysteroscopy before in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). Gynecological Endocrinology. 2005 Oct;21(4):235-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590500366696
Doldi, Nicola ; Persico, Paola ; Di Sebastiano, Francesca ; Marsiglio, Elena ; De Santis, Lucia ; Rabellotti, Elisa ; Fusi, Francesco ; Brigante, Claudio ; Ferrari, Augusto. / Pathologic findings in hysteroscopy before in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). In: Gynecological Endocrinology. 2005 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 235-237.
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