Recommendation ID
Further research should include clear documentation of patient selection and of all complications. Outcomes should include pregnancy rates, live birth rates and instances of preterm delivery. Comparative studies would be helpful. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Current evidence on the safety of hysteroscopic metroplasty of a uterine septum for primary infertility includes some serious but rare complications. Current evidence on efficacy is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Hysteroscopic metroplasty of a uterine septum for primary infertility
Date issued
January 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 09/02/2015