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Reduced pretreatment ovarian reserve in premenopausal female patients with Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin-lymphoma-evaluation by using antimüllerian hormone and retrieved oocytes.
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PMID:  22607891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To study whether the ovarian reserve in female lymphoma patients is already reduced before the start of chemotherapy. DESIGN: Age-matched control study. SETTING: Women's university hospital. PATIENT(S): Female patients aged <40 years with the initial diagnosis of lymphoma (study group) were compared with age-matched healthy volunteers (control group). Eighty-four female patients with breast cancer and 64 patients with lymphoma who underwent ovarian hormonal stimulation as a fertility-preserving method before the start of chemotherapy. INTERVENTION(S): Measurement of antimüllerian-hormone (AMH) levels. Ovarian hormonal stimulation to retrieve oocytes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): AMH levels of the lymphoma patients and the healthy volunteers were compared. Numbers of retrieved oocytes after hormonal stimulation in patients with breast cancer and those with lymphoma were compared. RESULT(S): Female lymphoma patients have significantly lower AMH levels than healthy age-matched controls: mean value of AMH was 2.06 ng/mL in the study group versus 3.20 ng/mL in the control group. Analysis of the stimulation results showed that in significantly younger patients with lymphoma, significantly fewer oocytes could be retrieved in comparison to those with breast cancer. CONCLUSION(S): Ovarian reserve is reduced in female patients affected by lymphoma even before the start of chemotherapy. Proper counseling and implementation of fertility-preserving methods is highly recommended.
Barbara Lawrenz; Tanja Fehm; Michael von Wolff; Martin Soekler; Stephanie Huebner; Joerg Henes; Melanie Henes;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
University Women's Hospital, Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Tübingen, Germany.
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