Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0015-0282(99)00207-1
Title: Ovarian response after laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy for endometriotic cysts in 132 monitored cycles
Authors: Loh, F.-H. 
Tan, A.T.
Kumar, J. 
Ng, S.-C.. 
Keywords: Endometriotic cyst
Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy
Ovarian follicular response
Issue Date: 1999
Source: Loh, F.-H., Tan, A.T., Kumar, J., Ng, S.-C.. (1999). Ovarian response after laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy for endometriotic cysts in 132 monitored cycles. Fertility and Sterility 72 (2) : 316-321. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0015-0282(99)00207-1
Abstract: Objective: To investigate the follicular response of ovaries after laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy for endometriotic cysts. Design: A retrospective, controlled study. Setting: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of a university hospital. Patient(s): Patients with history of infertility who had laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy for endometriotic cysts. Intervention(s): Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy, transvaginal ultrasound monitoring of follicles in natural cycles, stimulated cycles using clomiphene citrate (CC), chronic low-dose FSH, and 'flare down' regimen. Main Outcome Measure(s): Follicular response of postcystectomy and normal ovaries. Result(s): For women <35 years of age, the mean follicular response of postcystectomy ovaries was reduced significantly when compared with normal ovaries in natural cycles (0.30 versus 1.00 follicle per cycle) and in CC- stimulated cycles (0.87 versus 1.27 follicles per cycle). The mean follicular response was not statistically significantly different when the ovaries were stimulated with chronic low-dose FSH or with the flare down regimen. For women ≥35 years, postcystectomy ovaries responded with a comparable number of follicles as the normal ovaries in natural cycles and the three different ovarian stimulation regimens. Conclusion(s): Postcystectomy ovaries showed reduced follicular response in natural and CC-stimulated cycles for women <35 years of age. Postcystectomy ovaries produced a comparable number of follicles as normal ovaries when stimulated with gonadotropins.
Source Title: Fertility and Sterility
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/37170
ISSN: 00150282
DOI: 10.1016/S0015-0282(99)00207-1
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