Ultrastructure of endosalpingeal biopsies in infertile patients: correlation with reproductive success

M. Marchini, A. Baglioni, D. Zamberletti, P. Vercellini, T. Motta, L. Fedele

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Abstract

We calculated the percentage of ciliated cells (PCC) in salpingeal microbiopsies of 41 patients with tubal infertility and ampullary microbiopsies of 36 fertile women, using the planimetric method at 500-1000x at the scanning electron microscope. No relation was found between PCC and fertility after surgery. Thus normal ciliation does not seem to be essential for reproductive success and other factors such as the state of preservation of the tubal wall may be important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Keywords

  • Endosalpingeal ultrastructure
  • Percentage of ciliated cells
  • Reproductive success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Ultrastructure of endosalpingeal biopsies in infertile patients : correlation with reproductive success. / Marchini, M.; Baglioni, A.; Zamberletti, D.; Vercellini, P.; Motta, T.; Fedele, L.

In: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1988, p. 239-245.

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