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March 2, 1984

Nonsurgical Ovum Transfer as a Treatment in Infertile Women: Preliminary Experience

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif (Drs Bustillo, Buster, Cohen, Simon, Boyers, and Marshall); the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans (Dr Thorneycroft); and Fertility and Genetics Research Inc, Chicago (Drs Seed and Seed and Mr Louw).

JAMA. 1984;251(9):1171-1173. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340330029018

This report summarizes our experience with nonsurgical ovum transfer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In 29 attempts, 12 ova have been recovered and transferred. Two ongoing intrauterine recipient pregnancies have resulted from this preliminary research. There were two complications: one ectopic pregnancy in a recipient woman and one retained pregnancy in a donor woman who aborted spontaneously.

(JAMA 1984;251:1171-1173)

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