Abstract Title:

Does dilation and curettage versus expectant management for spontaneous abortion in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization affect subsequent endometrial development?

Abstract Source:

Fertil Steril. 2009 Nov;92(5):1776-9. Epub 2009 Jun 27. PMID: 19560759

Abstract Author(s):

Kimberly S Moon, Kevin S Richter, Michael J Levy, Eric A Widra

Article Affiliation:

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.


In in vitro fertilization patients, treatment of spontaneous abortion with dilation and curettage (D&C) versus expectant management has no long-term effect on subsequent endometrial development, as measured by change in endometrial thickness. A transient reduction in endometrial thickness was found within the first 6 months after D&C, which is a novel finding, but it is likely to have little or no effect on pregnancy rates given the small absolute effect on endometrial thickness.

Study Type : Human Study

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