Doppler study of the uterine arteries and ovarian stroma in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome

Citation
Av. Resende et al., Doppler study of the uterine arteries and ovarian stroma in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, GYNECOL OBS, 52(3), 2001, pp. 153-157
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
da verificare
Journal title
GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION
ISSN journal
0378-7346 → ACNP
Volume
52
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
153 - 157
Database
ISI
SICI code
0378-7346(2001)52:3<153:DSOTUA>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Doppler analysis of the uterine arteries and ovarian stroma was performed b y transvaginal ultrasound in 24 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PC OS) and 22 ovulatory women. Vascularization of the ovarian stroma was more abundant in patients with PCOS than in control women, but no significant di fference in the mean pulsatility index (PI) was observed between groups (1. 14 +/- 0.28 for the PCOS group and 1.05 +/- 0.19 for the control group). Th e mean PI of the uterine arteries was significantly higher in the PCOS grou p (PI = 3.7 +/- 0.8) than in the control group (PI = 2.9 +/- 0.4). In the p atients with PCOS, no correlation was observed between PI and luteinizing h ormone, testosterone or androstenedione levels. Obesity had no effect on ut erine artery Pl, with no significant differences in this index when the 3 g roups were subdivided into obese and non-obese groups. Copyright (C) 2001 S . Karger AG, Basel.