Total corporal synechiae due to tuberculosis carry a very poor prognosis following hysteroscopic synechialysis

Orhan Bukulmez, Hakan Yarali, Timur Gurgan

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Abstract

Twelve consecutive patients with total corporal synechiae due to tuberculosis were reviewed in terms of intrauterine adhesion re-formation rate following hysteroscopic surgery. All patients presented with secondary amenorrhoea and infertility. The diagnosis was based on a 'glove finger appearance' at hysterosalpingography and classical laparoscopic and tubal biopsy findings. Intrauterine synechiae re-formation was assessed by postoperative hysterosalpingograms performed 3-4 months after the procedure. The 12 patients underwent 15 attempts for hysteroscopic lysis of total corporal synechiae. Three perforations occurred and all were managed with laparoscopic extracorporal suturing. Ultimately, adequate uterine cavity was obtained in all cases. Total intracorporal synechiae recurred in all patients at control postoperative hysterosalpingograms. We conclude that total corporal synechiae caused by tuberculosis, unlike other causes, carry a poor prognosis following hysteroscopic lysis. Surrogacy may be the only option for fertility in such couples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1960-1961
Number of pages2
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Tuberculosis
  • Uterine synechiae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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