Abayomi B Ajayi1 , Victor D Ajayi1 , Oluseun Saanu1 and Bamgboye M Afolabi2 *
1 Nordica Fertility Center, Nigeria 2 Health, Environment and Development Foundation, NigeriaFulltext PDF
Infertility, in some cases, is attributable to fibroid of the uterus which is benign tumours that arise from the overgrowth of smooth muscle and connective tissues in the uterus. The association between fibroids and infertility is still unclear and it is assuming increasing relevance considering the increase in the incidence of infertility and the tendency to start a family at an age when natural female fertility is in decline with consequent increasing incidence of fibroids. The contemporary social trend to delay childbearing to the 4th or 5th decade of life, when fibroids and infertility are more prevalent, increases the chances of encountering this association in elderly infertile women. In the ART setting, which bypasses all the natural steps before egg-sperm interaction, the main outcomes measured are implantation, miscarriage rate and take-home baby rate. Despite the available information, it is still not easy to solve the current dilemma of the possible ill effect that small intramural fibroids may have on pregnancy potential. In the ART setting, which bypasses all the natural steps before egg-sperm interaction, the main outcomes measured are implantation, miscarriage rate and take-home baby rate.
Fibroid; Myomectomy; In-vitro fertilization; Egg-sperm interaction; Infertility; Pregnancy
Ajayi AB, Ajayi VD, Saanu O, Afolabi BM. Fibroid and Assisted Reproductive Technology. J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil. 2019; 3(1): 1040..