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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2012, Article ID 561306, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Cornual Polyps of the Fallopian Tube Are Associated with Endometriosis and Anovulation

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, BC Women's Hospital and Women's Health Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3N1

Received 20 July 2011; Accepted 16 October 2011

Academic Editor: Sanjeev Sharma

Copyright © 2012 S. A. AlAsiri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. The relationship between tubal cornual polyps and endometriosis and ovulatory disorders in infertile women is unclear. Our objective was to determine such an association from our database and review the literature. Methods. Twenty-two infertile women with tubal cornual polyps were assessed for coexistence of oligoovulation/anovulation and endometriosis with stratification for polyp diameter (large: ≥5 mm diameter, small <5 mm diameter). Result(s). Oligoovulation/anovulation was more prevalent in women with large versus small tubal cornual polyps ( ). Endometriosis was associated with both large and small polyps. Conclusion(s). This case series confirms the association of tubal cornual polyps with oligoovulation/anovulation and endometriosis in infertile women. This case series is limited by a lack of controls.