The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India

, Volume 60, Issue 4, pp 331–336

Minor tubal defects — The unnoticed causes of unexplained infertility

  • Chatterjee Siddhartha
  • Gon Chowdhury Rajib
  • Dey Sandip
  • Poddar Vishnu
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13224-010-0037-9

Cite this article as:
Siddhartha, C., Rajib, G.C., Sandip, D. et al. J Obstet Gynecol India (2010) 60: 331. doi:10.1007/s13224-010-0037-9

Abstract

Objective

To review whether detailed videolaparoscopic evaluation of so called unexplained infertility can find out certain causes and laparoscopic corrective techniques can alleviate them.

Methods

From 1998 to 2007, 1726 cases of unexplained infertility were investigated by laparoscopy at Repose Fertility Clinic, Kolkata. 846 minor tubal defects were detected.

Results

According to our observation tubal defects were classified into six categories. Most of them belonged to combined aetiology.

Conclusion

Different laparoscopic surgical techniques to restore structural and functional integrity of fallopian tubes may be useful in achieving pregnancy in many cases of so called unexplained infertility.

Key Words

Minor tubal defects unexplained infertility minimal endometriosis tubo-ovarian relation 

Copyright information

© Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chatterjee Siddhartha
    • 1
  • Gon Chowdhury Rajib
    • 1
  • Dey Sandip
    • 1
  • Poddar Vishnu
    • 1
  1. 1.Repose Fertility ClinicBallygunge, KolkataIndia