An instrument for the recovery of preimplantation uterine ova.


This report describes an instrument to recover fertilized ova from the human uterus without anesthesia. Two hundred sixty-five lavages were performed on 20 normal and presumed fertile women and on seven infertile women. Using 60 mL of fluid, median fluid recovery was 97% (range 65-100%). In the fertile women, ova were recovered in 40 of 90 insemination… (More)