Reproductive outcome following hysteroscopic management of intrauterine septum and adhesions

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Abstract

The reproductive outcome of women with repeated abortions or infertility was assessed following treatment by operative hysteroscopy for an intrauterine septum or adhesions. A prospective follow-up study (mean ± SD, 21.1 7plusmn; 10.3 months) of 47 patients with an intrauterine septum (36 suffering from infertility and 11 from recurrent abortions) and 36 patients with intrauterine adhesions (24 complaining of infertility and 12 of recurrent abortions) was performed. The pregnancy rate in infertile women following hysteroscopic resection of an intrauterine septum or adhesions was 53 and 48% respectively. The pregnancy wastage in women with recurrent abortions who underwent hysteroscopic resection of an intrauterine septum or adhesions decreased postoperatively from 87.5 to 44.4% and from 86.5 to 42.8% respectively. Our results suggest that hysteroscopic resection of an intrauterine septum or adhesions may benefit patients suffering from infertility or recurrent pregnancy wastage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2663-2665
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1995

Keywords

  • Cumulative pregnancy rate
  • Intrauterine adhesions
  • Operative hysteroscopy
  • Recurrent abortions
  • Uterine septum

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