The endometrium of an infertile patient with Kartagener's syndrome showed initial secretory phase characteristics at SEM, whereas TEM analysis demonstrated several alterations in the central and peripheral microtubular distribution in 87% of the cilia examined. Such aspects seemed appropriate for a normal implantation, but the ciliary immotility or dyskinesia could cause an altered flow of the endometrial secretions and compromise the upstream movement of the spermatozoa.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Fertility and Sterility|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
- endometrial cilia
- Kartagener's syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology