Microsurgical reconstruction of the proximal oviduct

P. E. Patton, T. J. Williams, C. B. Coulam

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Since the successful advent of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET), reproductive surgeons have been forced to compare pregnancy outcomes of surgical procedures for tubal infertility with those of IVF-ET. The current study reports pregnancy outcomes, with extended follow-up, in patients who had proximal oviductal obstruction. Twenty-seven patients who had proximal oviductal disease with limited distal disease were evaluated after microsurgical repair. The conception rate at the end of 3 years of observation was 69.3%. The live birth rate was 53.2% at 3 1/2 years. The results indicate that microsurgical reconstruction of proximal oviductal occlusion is a workable option for patients with infertility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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