uterine factor


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uterine factor

Any abnormality of the uterus that produces infertility.
See also: factor
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Participants suffer from absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI), which means that the woman's uterus is either nonfunctioning or nonexistent.
3D-MDCT-HSG diagnosis in 25 patients Uterine factor Number of patients Congenital uterine malformation 7 Unicornuate (Type II) 2 Septate (Type V) 2 Arcuate (type VI) 3 Uterine fibroids 4 Endometritis 3 Intrauterine Adhesion 2 Tubal factor (no of patients=25, tubes= 48) Patients Tubes Tubal Block (U/L (1)=8, B/L (2)=7) 15 22 Hydrosalpinx (U/L=4, B/L=5) 9 14 Salpingitis (U/L=1, B/L=6) 07 13 Peritoneal Factor Number of patients Peritubal adhesions 10 Enlarged ovaries 4 Endometriosis 1 PID (3) 1 Uterine factor Percentage Congenital uterine malformation 28% Unicornuate (Type II) 8% Septate (Type V) 8% Arcuate (type VI) 12% Uterine fibroids 16% Endometritis 12% Intrauterine Adhesion 8% Tubal factor (no of patients=25, tubes= 48) Patients Tubes Tubal Block (U/L (1)=8, B/L (2)=7) 60% 48.
Uterus transplants are emerging as a boon for women with uterine factor infertility, as the only existing options are surrogacy or adoption, both of which may not be acceptable to all, due to either religious, cultural or legal issues.