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Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2013;6(5):994-997

Case Report
Successful delivery after IVF-ET in an abdominal cocoon patient: case report and
literature review

Dan Hu, Rui Wang, Ting Xiong, Han Wang Zhang

Reproductive Medicine Center, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, The People’s
Republic of China

Received February 17, 2013; Accepted March 23, 2013; Epub April 15, 2013; Published May 1, 2013

Abstract: Abdominal cocoon (AC) is a rare condition of uncertain etiology. We report the case of a 29-year-old infertile Chinese woman with AC,
who successfully got twin pregnancy and delivery through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET). And this review discusses the
current concepts of its pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatments. AC might lead to tubal infertility and IVF-ET would be the most effective remedy
for the patients desiring pregnancy. (IJCEP1302021).

Keywords: Abdominal cocoon, embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, pregnancy

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