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Medical implications of ultrasonically detected polycystic ovaries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6787087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polycystic ovaries are usually manifest on an ultrasound study as symmetrically enlarged ovaries containing numerous tiny cysts. The cysts are difficult to detect with conventional contact B-scanners but are readily detected with high-resolution, real-time sector scanners. The cysts range in diameter form 2 to 6 mm and may be arranged in the periphery of an ovary or throughout the parenchyma. In patients with ultrasonically demonstrated polycystic ovaries (aged 15 to 35 years), there is a spectrum of clinical findings. Half the patients have most of the classic signs and symptoms (hirsutism, menstrual irregularity, and obesity) associated with Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Twenty-five percent have variants of the syndrome. In another 25%, no clinical abnormality is evident at the time of an ultrasound examination.
M Swanson; E E Sauerbrei; P L Cooperberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:    1981 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / diagnosis*

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