Fluid accumulation of the uterine cavity before embryo transfer: A possible hindrance for implantation

  • Ragaa T. Mansour
  • Mohamed A. Aboulghar
  • Gamal I. Serour
  • Raafat Riad
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DOI: 10.1007/BF01131707

Cite this article as:
Mansour, R.T., Aboulghar, M.A., Serour, G.I. et al. J Assist Reprod Genet (1991) 8: 157. doi:10.1007/BF01131707

Abstract

Accumulation of fluid in the uterine cavity was recorded in three cases during vaginal ultrasound (US) monitoring for in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The three patients had hydrosalpinges and tuboovarian cystic masses. They all had a common complaint of intermittant vaginal discharge. Attempts at aspirating the fluid to empty the cavity was done in two cases but the fluid recollected. This condition possibly renders the uterine cavity hostile to the transferred embryos and careful consideration should be taken to diagnose it.

Key Words

embryo transfer uterine fluid implantation hydrosalpinges 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ragaa T. Mansour
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohamed A. Aboulghar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gamal I. Serour
    • 1
    • 2
  • Raafat Riad
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Egyptian IVF-ET Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of MedicineCairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of MedicineAl-Azhar UniversityCairoEgypt

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