Ultrasound guidance for human embryo transfer

R. C. Strickler, C. Christianson, J. P. Crane, A. Curato, A. B. Knight, V. Yang

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Embryo transfer is facilitated with ultrasound guidance. The 16 ultrasound-guided transfers were rated easier, and there was less catheter distortion, in comparison with 12 transfers guided by 'clinical feel'. The benefits we ascribe to ultrasound guidance are as follows: (1) transfer can be done with the patient supine in the lithotomy position; (2) the catheter tip is accurately positioned in the fundus of the uterine cavity; (3) the ejection of the transfer bubble into the uterus and its persistence during catheter removal are documented; and (4) the continuance of the bubble is comforting to the patient. Greater experience is needed before the impact of ultrasound-guided transfer can be correlated with the rate of pregnancy continuance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-61
Number of pages8
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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    Strickler, R. C., Christianson, C., Crane, J. P., Curato, A., Knight, A. B., & Yang, V. (1985). Ultrasound guidance for human embryo transfer. Fertility and Sterility, 43(1), 54-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0015-0282(16)48317-2