Objective: To study the differences in the cleavage time between types of embryo chromosomal abnormalities and elaborate algorithm to exclude aneuploid embryos according to the likelihood to be euploid.
Design: Retrospective cohort study.
Setting: University affiliated private center.
Patient(s): Preimplantational genetic screening patients (n = 112) including cases of advanced maternal age, repeated implantation failure, and recurrent miscarriage. A total of 485 embryos were analyzed.
Main outcome measure(s): All biopsied embryos were cultured in an incubator with time-lapse technology, cleavage timing from insemination to day 3 and all kinetic parameters that have been described in previous studies by our group.
Result(s): Logistic regression analysis were used to identify morphokinetic parameters and some were strongly associated with complex aneuploid embryos; t3 (odds ratio = 0.590, 95% confidence interval 0.359-0.971) and t5-t2 (odds ratio = 0.151, 95% confidence interval 0.082-0.278).
Conclusion(s): Embryo morphokinetics are affected by chromosome aneuploidy and further analysis of the chromosome content reveals higher differences when the complexity in the chromosome disorders is increased. The use of time-lapse monitoring, although not able to detect an abnormal embryo, may be potentially useful to discard those embryos with high risk of complex chromosomal abnormalities.
Keywords: Embryo kinetics; array CGH; complex abnormalities; time lapse.
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