Salpingectomy improves outcome in the presence of a unilateral hydrosalpinx in a donor oocyte recipient: a case report.
PURPOSE: To determine if unilateral salpingectomy for hydrosalpinx can improve fecundity in a woman with many cycles of failure to conceive despite the fertilization of donor oocytes and subsequent embryo transfer.
METHODS: Salpingectomy performed after failure to conceive despite IVF-ET with the patient's own oocytes (n=5) or transfer of donor embryos (n=2) or embryo transfer cycles as a donor oocyte recipient (n=5).
RESULTS: The patient conceived three of four times following salpingectomy. Transfer of four frozen-thawed donor embryos and two frozen-thawed embryos of her own led to a successful delivery. In one of two cycles as a donor oocyte recipient she had a successful delivery and subsequently, the transfer of cryopreserved/thawed embryos from a previous donor oocyte cycle led to a chemical pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: Unilateral hydrosalpinx can be a cause of recalcitrant failure to conceive despite assisted reproductive technology. Salpingectomy can restore fecundity.
Published In/Presented At
Kiefer, D. G., & Check, J. H. (2001). Salpingectomy improves outcome in the presence of a unilateral hydrosalpinx in a donor oocyte recipient: a case report. Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology, 28(2), 71–72.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology