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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Endometrial Vascularity: Its Relation to Implantation Rates

Sonal Panchal, Chaitanya Nagori

Citation Information : Panchal S, Nagori C. Endometrial Vascularity: Its Relation to Implantation Rates. Int J Infertil Fetal Med 2012; 3 (2):48-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10016-1040

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to find out if endometrial vascularity can be used as a predictive factor for implantation

Materials and methods

This is a retrospective study of 500 ovum donation—embryo transfer cycles, with basal S FSH > 25. Those with endometrial thickness of >8 mm with intact junctional zone and uterine artery PI < 3.2 were taken for embryo-transfer. Vaginal micronized progesterone was started from the day of ovum pick up of the ovum donor. Two fresh grade 1, 4-6 cell embryos, were transferred on day 3. Progesterone support was continued till the day of β-hCG. β-hCG was checked in all patients followed by USG 2 weeks later. Results were observed for four groups, depending on vascularity zones 1, 2, 3, 4.2 Follow-up with ultrasound was done till 8 weeks for ongoing pregnancy.

Results

The biochemical pregnancy rates and ultrasound evidenced pregnancy rates were very high when vascularity was seen in zone 3 and 4 of endometrium with low abortion rates.

Conclusion

We believe that endometrial vascularity is an important parameter to assess the implantation potential of the endometrium.

How to cite this article

Nagori C, Panchal S. Endometrial Vascularity: Its Relation to Implantation Rates. Int J Infertility Fetal Med 2012;3(2):48-50.


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