Ultrastructural aspects of endometrial surface in Kartagener's syndrome

M. Marchini, G. A. Losa, S. Nava, G. Di Nola, L. Fedele

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-463
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • endometrial cilia
  • Kartagener's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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