The correlation between endometrial blood flow and conception rate in patients with mechanical infertility undergoing IVF treatment

I. Wolman, A. J. Jaffa, A. Groutz, J. Lessing, A. Amit

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Abstract

Endometrial blood flow, measured in the basal arteries, was prospectively correlated with the conception rate in 28 mechanically- infertile patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. The basal arteries were examined by color Doppler on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin administration and the resistance index (RI) was calculated. Regular endometrial flow was measured in 13 patients (mean RI 0.46±21). Six of these patients conceived (46%). In the remaining 15 patients a basal endometrial flow could not be detected. None of these patients conceived. In conclusion, although these are only preliminary results of an ongoing study, it seems that endometrial blood flow may influence the conception rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasound International
Volume5
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endometrium
  • Flow
  • Receptivity

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