Reproductive outcomes following hysteroscopic resection of endometrial polyps of different location, number and size in patients with infertility

Karakus S. S. , Ozdamar O. , KARAKUŞ R., GUN I., SOFUOĞLU K., MUHCU M., ...More

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol.36, no.3, pp.395-398, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/01443615.2015.1085847
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-398


We aimed to assess the pregnancy rates after hysteroscopic polypectomy in infertility patients with endometrial polyps and to compare pregnancy rates among subgroups with polyps of different location, size and number. All patients who underwent hysteroscopic evaluation which revealed endometrial polyps were included. Patients with any intrauterine pathology other than polyp and those undergoing frozen embryo transfer (ET) cycles were excluded. Patients were evaluated according to polyp location, size and number. Rates of beta-hCG positivity and clinical pregnancy were compared. Clinical pregnancy rates after polypectomy was 41.7% for multiple polyps, 30.8% for isthmus zone polyps, 28.6% for anterior wall polyps, 27.3% for cornual zone, 22.2% for posterior uterine wall polyps and 11.8% for fundal polyps (p = 0.532). There appears no difference regarding reproductive outcomes after hysteroscopic resection of polyps situated in different intrauterine locations. Similarly, chance of conceiving seems not to change after hysteroscopic treatment of polyps of different size and number.