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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 49-51

Chromosomal abnormalities and polymorphisms among couples with recurrent in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Sifa University, Izmir, Turkey
2 Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Sifa University, Izmir, Turkey
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manisa Merkez Efendi Hospital, Manisa, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Guluzar Arzu Turan
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sifa University Hospital, Izmir
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2148-7731.166854

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Aim: The present study aims to evaluate chromosomal structure among couples with a history of recurrent in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure undergoing assisted reproduction treatment. Materials and Methods: Chromosomal structure analysis was conducted on peripheral blood samples from couples with an indication of recurrent IVF failure at the Genetic Diagnosis Center Cytogenetics Laboratory between 2007 and 2012. All data were investigated retrospectively. Results: Abnormal chromosome organization was observed in 39 (15.8%) females and in four (1.7%) males. Moreover, chromosomal polymorphism was detected in 15 (6%) females and 28 (12%) males. Almost all chromosomal abnormalities were associated with sex chromosomes. Conclusion: Highly abnormal chromosome organization was observed in couples with recurrent IVF failures. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis should be offered to these patients to evaluate the likelihood of treatment success and the establishment of a healthy pregnancy.


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