Objectives: The effect of adnexal surgery on ovarian function is a controversial issue of high clinical significance. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of adnexal surgery on ovarian function. Study design: All patients who underwent adnexal surgery in our department during an 8-year period (all records were obtained from the hospital database between January 1991 and December 1998) were cross-matched with our in vitro fertilization (IVF) database. We compared the baseline hormonal levels and the patients' response to IVF stimulation (assessed by the total amount of gonadotropins, maximal estradiol (E2) levels, number of retrieved and fertilized oocytes). Results: Sixty-four consecutive patients who underwent adnexal surgery were compared with 68 matched controls. Neither of the analyzed parameters were affected by the tubal surgery. Conclusions: We conclude from our study adnexal surgery is not detrimental to ovarian function.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology|
|State||Published - 10 Jul 2002|