Abstract

ROLE OF DIAGNOSTIC HYSTEROLAPAROSCOPY IN EVALUATION OF FEMALE INFERTILITY

Author(s): Jayanthy T1, Suvarna R2, Nirmala S3

AIM
To evaluate the role of hysterolaparoscopy in female infertility.
SETTINGS AND DESIGN
Patients with female infertility presenting to outpatient Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Kempegowda Institute of Medical sciences, Bengaluru were evaluated for infertility by hysterolaparoscopy and chromopertubation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Seventy consenting subjects excluding male factor infertility with normal hormonal profile and no contraindication to laparoscopy underwent ultra-sonography. Then all patients were subjected to combined hysterolaparoscopy including chromopertubation and the results were recorded.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED
T-test.
RESULTS
We studied 70 patients comprising of 40(57.1%) cases of primary infertility and 30(42.9%) patients of secondary infertility. In our study most commonly found pathologies were PCOD, endometriosis and tubal blockage.
CONCLUSIONS
Results show that hysterolaparoscopy has a promising role in diagnosing and treating infertility. hysterolaparoscopy has emerged as a new hope for infertile couples before they proceed to time-consuming and expensive assisted reproduction techniques.