Deleterious effect of the presence of hydrosalpinx on implantation and pregnancy rates with in vitro fertilization

E. Katz, M. A. Akman, M. D. Damewood, J. E. Garcia

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the effect of the presence of a unilateral or bilateral hydrosalpinx on the outcome with IVF-ET. Design: Retrospective analysis of clinical and laboratory data. Setting: Hospital-based private IVF center. Patients: Eight hundred forty-six patients with tubal disease younger than age 40 years undergoing 1,766 stimulation cycles. In 118 cycles, a hydrosalpinx was noted sonographically (group I) whereas, in 1,648 cycles, no such image was documented. Main Outcome Measures: Pregnancy and implantation rates. Results: Group I displayed a significantly lower pregnancy rate per transfer than group II (16.84% versus 36.83%) and a lower implantation rate (3.92% versus 11.53%). Conclusion: The presence of hydrosalpinx adversely affects the outcome of IVF.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • In vitro fertilization
  • hydrosalpinx
  • infertility, tubal disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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