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Ultrasound evaluation of PCO, PCOS and OHSS.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15670405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the concomitant androgen excess may be particularly distressing and disruptive for women. Thus, PCOS requires a prompt diagnosis and adequate treatment. However, the criteria used for diagnosis and definition of PCOS are as heterogeneous as the pathology itself. The advent of ultrasonographic examination of the ovaries has provided the biggest single contribution to the diagnosis of PCOS, having a high concordance rate with laparoscopy and histological examination. In fact, the assessment of ovarian morphology by transvaginal ultrasound and Doppler flow analysis of both intra-ovarian and uterine arteries seems to provide an insight into the pathological state and the degree of progression of the disease, and may be useful in the prevention and management of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome during ovarian stimulation.
Authors:
Cesare Battaglia; Fulvia Mancini; Nicola Persico; Valeria Zaccaria; Domenico de Aloysio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive biomedicine online     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1472-6483     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod. Biomed. Online     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-26     Completed Date:  2005-03-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101122473     Medline TA:  Reprod Biomed Online     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  614-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
III Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 13-40138, Bologna, Italy. battaglia@med.unibo.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arteries / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Female
Humans
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Ovary / blood supply,  ultrasonography
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Regional Blood Flow
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Uterus / blood supply

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