ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Predictive Value of Uterine Sonoelastography on the Outcome of IVF Treatment [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(5): 512-517 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2022.83772

Predictive Value of Uterine Sonoelastography on the Outcome of IVF Treatment

Fatih Uzunkaya1, Ayşe Zehra Özdemir2, Bülent Ayaş3, Ayşegül Idil Soylu1, Davut Güven2, Ayşe Rümeysa Aydoğan Demir2
1Department of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye
3Department of Histology and Embryology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye

Objective: The knowledge of factors that influence the outcome of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has increased significantly over time, yet remains insufficient. This prospective study was designed to evaluate whether uterine sonoelastography could be a tool to predict the outcome.
Materials and Methods: Patients who were to undergo the first cycle of IVF treatment were enrolled for 3 months. So-noelastography using acoustic radiation force impulse technology was performed just before the embryo transfer in patients without a uterine abnormality. The association between the sonoelastography measurements and outcomes was evaluated.
Results: This study included 110 patients, with a pregnancy rate of 33.6%. None of the elastography measurements alone had a significant effect on the outcome, however the ratio between the measurements obtained from each half of the poste-rior uterine wall was significantly higher in the women who conceived compared with those who did not (controls) (1.18 vs. 0.96; p=0.01). Multivariate analysis indicated that the ratio was associated with the outcome.
Conclusion: The preliminary results of the study suggest a possible relationship between the posterior uterine wall elasticity index and the outcome of IVF treatment. Further larger studies are needed to confirm this result and to develop an exami-nation protocol.

Keywords: Elastography, in-vitro fertilization, prediction, pregnancy.

Fatih Uzunkaya, Ayşe Zehra Özdemir, Bülent Ayaş, Ayşegül Idil Soylu, Davut Güven, Ayşe Rümeysa Aydoğan Demir. Predictive Value of Uterine Sonoelastography on the Outcome of IVF Treatment. Erciyes Med J. 2022; 44(5): 512-517

Corresponding Author: Fatih Uzunkaya, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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