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Air bubble location inside the uterus after transfer: is the embryo really there?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18022167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that the location of the air bubble after embryo transfer (ET) does not necessarily indicate the final embryo location. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Private clinic. PATIENT(S): A couple with primary infertility for whom a diagnosis of bicornuate uterus with a very open angle between horns was confirmed. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy were performed before an IVF cycle in which a single embryo was replaced. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Air bubble image immediately after ET and gestational sac location 3 weeks later. RESULT(S): Immediately after a single ET, the air bubble was seen in the left uterine horn. Three weeks later, a gestational sac was seen in the right uterine horn. CONCLUSION(S): The location of the air bubble immediately after ET does not necessarily indicate the final embryo location.
Sérgio Reis Soares; Catarina Godinho; Sofia Nunes; António Pellicer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-01     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443.e17-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidade (IVI-Lisboa), Lisbon, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Implantation*
Embryo Transfer*
Embryo, Mammalian* / ultrasonography
Uterus / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography

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