Pregnancy after frozen embryo transfer in mycobacterium tuberculous salpingitis: A case report and literature review


Background: Genital tuberculosis is a common cause of infertility due to blocked and permanently damaged fallopian tubes.

Case: In this case report, we describe one extremely rare case of tuberculous salpingitis in a woman who presented with infertility. She received anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment 10 yr prior. In vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection were carried out in our institute. Then, she underwent a laparoscopic salpingectomy due to bilateral hydrosalpinx and a frozen embryo was transferred, which led to pregnancy and a healthy child.

Conclusion: It was concluded that IVF and frozen embryo transfer provides treatment for tubal TB with a receptive endometrium. Laparoscopic salpingectomy prior to embryo transfer plays a critical role in predicting the occurrence of a pregnancy in a patient with hydrosalpingitis attributed to TB.

Key words: In vitro fertilization, Embryo transfer, Female genital tuberculosis, Salpingitis.

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