Fibroids: when should they be removed to improve in vitro fertilization success?


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Volume 109, Issue 5, Pages 784–785


Hugh S. Taylor, M.D.


Reflections on "Effect of type 3 intramural fibroids on endometrial fertilization - intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes as: a retrospective cohort study" by Yan et al.

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 Large intramural fibroids in close proximity to the endometrial cavity warrant removal prior to IVF,soWhat is the defination of the large intramural fibroids? Uterine fibroids are larger than 4cm in diameter, or otherwise,thank you!