The effects of hysteroscopic morcellation of endometrial polyps on frozen embryo transfer outcomes

Shahryar K. Kavoussi, Amy S. Esqueda, Brady T. West, Shu Hung Chen, Krista London, Dan I. Lebovic, Maya Barsky, Mehraban M. Kavoussi, Melissa S. Gilkey, Justin Chen, John David Wininger, Ellen Jatinen, G. Luke Machen, Parviz K. Kavoussi

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Abstract

Objective(s): To determine if hysteroscopic removal of endometrial polyps, specifically via morcellation of polyps, affects implantation rate (IR), clinical pregnancy rate (CPR), spontaneous abortion (SAB) rate, and live birth rate (LBR) in first frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles. Study Design: Retrospective chart review, with data abstracted from the charts of all first autologous oocyte frozen embryo transfer (FET) cases (n = 135) at a single fertility center from January 2018 through June 2020. Subjects were grouped into (A) hysteroscopic polypectomy prior to first FET (n = 25) or (B) no hysteroscopic polypectomy prior to first FET (n = 110). The primary outcome was live birth rate (LBR). Secondary outcomes were implantation rate (IR), clinical pregnancy rate (CPR), and spontaneous abortion (SAB) rate. Results: We found no difference between the groups in terms of the primary outcome (LBR) or the secondary outcomes IR, CPR, and SAB rate. Conclusion(s): The data analyzed here suggest that hysteroscopic morcellation of endometrial polyps has no adverse effect on IR, SAB rate, CPR, or LBR among first FET cases after this type of polypectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume267
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Endometrial polyp
  • FET
  • Frozen embryo transfer
  • Hysteroscopic morcellator
  • IVF
  • In vitro fertilization

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