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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2018, Vol. 45 Issue (3): 328-333    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3869.2018
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The depth of embryo placement into the uterine cavity in IVF/ICSI cycles
D. Al-Jaroudi1, *()
1 Reproductive Endocrine & Infertility Medicine Department, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abstract  
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to analyze the depth of embryo placement in the uterine cavity. Materials and Methods: This paper provides a review of published literature through searches of PubMed and MEDLINE from 2004 to 2015 to identify relevant studies that compared outcomes, mainly implantation, and pregnancy rates for women undergoing embryo transfer (ET) through the cervix following in vitro fertilization (IVF), or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles assessing the distance of where embryos were placed. A meta-analysis, three randomized controlled trials, and several retrospective and prospective studies were reviewed. Results: Most of the reviewed studies indicated that the embryo should be positioned at the tip of catheter in the middle area in regards of endometrial cavity around 10 to 20 mm away from fundus. Lower pregnancy rates have been also evaluated by the findings. Conclusion: It has been concluded that the site of embryo deposition usually affect the pregnancy rates and implantation.
Key words:  Embryo      Fertilization      Pregnancy      Uterine cavity      Deposition     
Published:  10 June 2018     
*Corresponding Author(s):  DANIA AL-JAROUDI     E-mail:  daljaroudi@kfmc.med.sa

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D. Al-Jaroudi. The depth of embryo placement into the uterine cavity in IVF/ICSI cycles. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2018, 45(3): 328-333.

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