Septate uterus: reproductive outcome after hysteroscopic metroplasty

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(2):110-2.


Objective: To evaluate hysteroscopic metroplasty and its effect on reproductive outcome.

Study design: Seventy-five patients consulted for uterine septum between January 1996 to December 2000 at "La Sapienza" University in Rome were included in the study.

Results: Forty patients attempted pregnancy and a total of 30 spontaneous pregnancies resulted (75% pregnancy rate). The uterine cavity was normal at hysteroscopic follow-up in 68% of cases.

Conclusion: Correction of uterine septum improves pregnancy outcome of patients. Broadening the indications for hysteroscopic metroplasty should be encouraged for patients who desire to conceive.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Habitual / etiology
  • Abortion, Habitual / surgery
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility, Female / etiology
  • Infertility, Female / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome*
  • Premature Birth
  • Uterus / abnormalities*
  • Uterus / surgery*