Till now, there is no universal agreement on the best management of women with unilateral blocked tube. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of high dose letrozole in infertile women with one blocked tube. This prospective non-randomized study was conducted at a university-affiliated infertility unit. It included 15 women with one blocked tube (proximal or mid segmental block) with a period of 1–6 years of infertility. Letrozole (10 mg/day for 5 days) was prescribed for all of them for a maximum of three cycles. The primary outcome was Live birth rate.
Nine out of the 15 women conceived (60%). Live birth rate was 53% (8/15). All women had a good response to this regimen. None complained of side effects of this dose. No multiple pregnancies and/or congenital anomalies were reported.
This preliminary report showed that treatment of infertile women, with unilateral tubal block, with high dose letrozole is effective. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the English literature on the use of high dose of letrozole in such cases.