Hysteroscopic Placement of Platinum Microinsert in Patients With Hydrosalpinx Before In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Sep - Oct; 26(6):1157-1163.JM
To investigate the effectiveness of Tornado and Hilal (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) hysteroscopic proximal tubal occlusion (HPTO) for hydrosalpinx (HX) treatment before in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET) in patients with dense pelvic adhesions or low ovarian reserve.
A retrospective study of patients treated between May 2014 and May 2016 (Canadian Task Force classification III).
A university-affiliated center.
One hundred fifty women with unilateral or bilateral HX who were not candidates for laparoscopic surgery.
Tornado or Hilal HPTO before IVF-ET and/or frozen ET.
MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS
The main outcome was the cumulative live birth rate. Tornado or Hilal placement was successful for 143 (95.3%) patients. Of the 132 patients who underwent 204 ET cycles, 86 (65.2%) conceived, and 78 (59.1%) resulted in live births. The overall early and late miscarriage rates per clinical pregnancy were 12.8% and 1.1%, respectively. The ectopic pregnancy rate was 2.3%. No major complications occurred.
Tornado or Hilal HPTO is an effective alternative for treating HX before IVF-ET/frozen ET in patients with dense pelvic adhesions or low ovarian reserve.