Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
Print version ISSN 0034-7434
RUIZ-RUIZ, Jesús Alberto et al. Embrioscopy in missed abortion. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2006, vol.57, n.3, pp. 207-210. ISSN 0034-7434.
Objective: showing the early experience and the ﬁndings in six patients suffering missed miscarriage having different weeks of gestation, who received transcervical embrioscopy before obstetric curettage whilst receiving the same anesthesia. Institution: Medifértil, Bogotá, Colombia. Type of Study: descriptive series of cases. Materials and methods: kariotyping and trans-cervical embrioscopy was carried out on each of the six patients having a previous diagnosis of missed miscarriage, conﬁrmed by transvaginal ultrasonography during the ﬁrst three months. Results: transcervical embrioscopy was successfully done on all the patients; four of them (66%) exhibited phenotype abnormalities, every case displayed a normal kariotype (analysis of 30 methaphases). One of the cases expressed a trisomy 21 and the other corresponded to hydropic degeneration related to partial mole. Conclusion: We suggest applying transcervical embrioscopy before obstetric curettage in patients diagnosed as having early and recurrent loss as a complementary tool for identifying genetic abnormalities. It is also a procedure having low morbidity and uses the same hysteroscopy infrastructure.
Keywords : embrioscopy; , missed abortion; embryo; foetus; karyotype; chromosomal abnormality; chorionic villus.