Is ovulation induction still a therapeutic problem in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Stefano Palomba, F. Orio, T. Russo, A. Falbo, T. Cascella, A. Colao, G. Lombardi, F. Zullo

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Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine diseases affecting women of fertile age, and is characterized by hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulatory cycles and oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea. Given the repercussions of chronic anovulation on sterility, PCOS is a heavy social burden. Here we describe the procedures used to induce ovulation in PCOS patients, the surgical approach and medical treatments that are still being experimented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-805
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume27
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

Keywords

  • Clomiphere
  • Gonadotropin
  • LOD
  • Metformin
  • Oromatase inihibitors
  • Ovulation
  • PCOS
  • Therapy
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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