Hysteroscopy for infertile women: a review

J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Mar-Apr;22(3):353-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2014.12.163. Epub 2014 Dec 29.


Hysteroscopy is widely performed in infertile women. A review of peer-reviewed, published literature from the PubMed database on uterine intracavitary pathology, proximal tubal occlusion, failed in vitro fertilization procedures, and first trimester miscarriages of infertile women was performed to examine the importance, feasibility, and success rates of diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy when evaluating and treating these conditions.

Keywords: Asherman's syndrome; Chronic endometritis; Endometrial polyps; Hysteroscopy; Infertile women; In vitro fertilization; Missed abortion; Proximal tubal occlusion; Recurrent pregnancy loss; Retained products of conception; Submucous myoma; Uterine septum.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro* / methods
  • Humans
  • Hysteroscopy* / methods
  • Infertility, Female / etiology
  • Infertility, Female / pathology*
  • Infertility, Female / surgery*
  • Polyps / diagnosis
  • Polyps / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Tissue Adhesions / diagnosis
  • Tissue Adhesions / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Uterine Diseases / complications
  • Uterine Diseases / pathology*
  • Uterine Diseases / surgery*
  • Uterus / abnormalities
  • Uterus / surgery