Uterine anomalies
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AbstractThere has been a re-ignited interest in the field of reproductive medicine and surgery regarding uterine anomalies, which has been as a result of several factors. Progress in non -invasive imaging (such as 3D ultrasound and MRI) and development and widespread experience in endoscopic procedures (such as therapeutic hysteroscopy) has meant that uterine anomalies have not only been more readily identified in the last couple of decades, but are also potentially more amenable to surgery. The only conundrum that arises when swift medical progress allows for these so called ‘anomalies’ to be readily identified is whether first they do indeed have a negative impact on women and their reproductive potential, and secondly - and most importantly - which, if any, treatment may be of benefit. Recent epidemiological systematic reviews and meta-analyses have attempted to shine light into these questions as to date there is truly a lack of sufficiently powered well designed randomised controlled trials (RCTs) exploring surgical versus expectant management of uterine anomalies to provide a definitive answer to this question. The development of new classification systems for uterine anomalies is a genuine step forward as it will allow for a correct and universal classification of anomalies which will help not only in the day to day clinical practice and management of these women but also in the design of appropriately consistent clinical trials throughout the world.
All Author(s) ListSaravelos S.H.
All Editor(s) Listed. by Tin-Chiu Li.
Title of PublicationUterine anomalies
Detailed descriptioned. by Tin-Chiu Li.
Pages183 - 196
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAnomalies of the uterus, Classification of uterine anomalies, Infertility and uterine anomalies, Uterine anomalies, Uterine anomaly classification

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