Journal article

What is the contribution of embryo-endometrial asynchrony to implantation failure?

Wan-Tinn Teh, John McBain, Peter Rogers

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2016

Abstract

PURPOSE: The synchronized development of a viable embryo and a receptive endometrium is critical for successful implantation to take place. The aim of this paper is to review current thinking about the importance of embryo-endometrial synchrony in in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Detailed review of the literature on embryo-endometrial synchrony. RESULTS: By convention, the time when the blastocyst first attaches and starts to invade into the endometrium has been defined as the 'window of implantation'. The term window of implantation can be misleading when it is used to imply that there is a single critical window in time that determines whether implantation will be successful or not. ..

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