In Vitro Fertilization Treatment in Genital Tuberculosis
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Purpose: We describe our experience with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in 13 women with histologically proven genital tuberculosis.
Methods: For IVF treatment the above patients had to meet two criteria: normal uterine cavity and functional ovaries.
Results: Six intrauterine pregnancies (28.6% success rate) were achieved after 21 IVF treatment cycles in 13 patients with histologically proven diagnoses of genital tuberculosis. This series represents a comparatively encouraging success rate, but these patients were selected carefully before committing them to IVF treatment.
Conclusions: IVF represents a useful treatment and improves the chances of fertility, in what was considered a desperate situation.
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