Value of intrauterine device insertion and estrogen administration after hysteroscopic metroplasty

P. Vercellini, L. Fedele, L. Arcaini, M. T. Rognoni, G. B. Candiani

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Abstract

Hysteroscopic metroplasty seems the treatment of choice for septate uterus. Little information is available on the possible usefulness of postoperative intrauterine device (IUD) insertion and estrogen administration in preventing fusion of a freshly cut septum and intrauterine adhesion formation. A hysterescopic incision in a uterine septum was made in 20 women. Postoperatively an IUD was inserted in ten of them and conjugated estrogens administered for 30 days with medroxyprogesterone accetate on days 26-30 (group I); the other ten were given no other therapeutic measures (group II). On follow-up hysterography five women in group I had a normal uterine cavity, and five had a residual fundal notch ≥ 1 cm. In group II four had a normal uterine cavity, and six had a residual fundal notch ≥ 1 cm. No intrauterine adhesions were detected in any of the patients. IUD insertion and hormonal therapy after hysteroscopic metroplasty do not seem to be needed to prevent septal fusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-450
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume34
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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