Menstrual cycle features, occurrence of ovulation, ovary ultrasonography findings, sex hormone and gonadotropin serum levels were studied in 103 epileptic women. The prevalence of menstrual changes was lower than the one of absent or impaired ovulation, mainly affected in patients given valproate. Ultrasonography ovary changes were detected in more than 30% of cases, diagnoses as polycystic (16.7%) or multifollicular ovary (14.3%). However, a clinically full-blown polycystic ovary syndrome occurred only in few cases. Hyperandrogenism was mainly found in valproate treated subjects.
|Translated title of the contribution||Alterations of endocrine-reproductive function in women with epilepsy|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology