Table 3 : Results of management of 23 cases out of 50 of unexplained infertility due to
failed ovum picking and 27 cases managed empirically and 23 cases due to other causes.


Cases and
significance
Number and percentage
of pregnancies
Number and
percentage of cases

Type of management    

Management of failed
ovum picking
   

Controlled ovarian
stimulation
5 (45%) 11 (47.8%)
Controlled ovarian stimulation
and accessible ovarian drilling*
8 (66.7%) 12 (52.2%)
Total 13 (56.5%) 23 (100%)
IVF 3 (33.3%) 10 (100%)
Total** 16 (69.6%) 23 (46%)
Empirical management of
cases not having failed
ovum picking
8 (29.6%) 27 (54%)

Management of cases
having other causes
   

Spontaneous pregnancies
without treatment
2 (7.4%) 27 (54%)
Repeat ICSI without
testicular stimulation
2 (20%) 10 (20 %)
Repeat ICSI after testicular
stimulation***
7 (53.8%) 13 (26%)
Total 11 (47.8%) 23 (100%)

*Significant higher percentage of cure compared to other two lines of treatment (P<0.005).
**Significant higher percentage of pregnancies compared to the empirically managed cases
(P<0.005) and managed cases of unexplained infertility due to other causes (P<0.05).
***Significantly higher percentage of pregnancies compared to cases treated by the other method
without testicular stimulation (P<0.05).

Thabet et al.Gynecology  2014 2:2DOI : 10.7243/2052-6210-2-2