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Title: Transvaginal Hydrolaparoscopy in the Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Authors: Gordts, Stephanie ×
Gordts, Sylvie
Puttemans, Patrick
Valkenburg, Marion
Campo, Rudi
Brosens, Ivo #
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins
Series Title: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey vol:64 issue:10 pages:669-670
Abstract: Clomiphene citrate is often the first choice to induce ovulation in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, approximately 20% of women with PCOS remain anovulatory after receiving this agent. Clomiphene-resistant patients often receive low doses of gonadotropins to induce ovulation. Despite careful monitoring, this treatment has a significant risk of ovarian hyperstimulation and multiple pregnancies. Ovarian surgery using laparoscopic electrocautery has been an effective alternative in effecting the resumption of normal ovulatory cycles in clomiphene-resistant patients. However, surgery is associated with many complications, including adhesion formation. Previous studies have suggested that transvaginal laparoscopy may be a first-line alternative procedure to standard laparoscopy for examination and visualization of the tubo-ovarian structures. The transvaginal approach offers the possibility of minimally invasive surgical procedures.
ISSN: 0029-7828
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
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