Infertility. Successful pregnancy resulting from in-vitro matured oocytes retrieved at laparoscopic surgery in a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome: Case report
Authors: Fritz Nagele; Michael O. Sator; Johanna Juza
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 17, Number 2, February 2002 , pp. 373-374(2)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Combined laparoscopic retrieval of immature oocytes and ovarian electrocautery represents a new management in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the most prevalent endocrinopathies associated with anovulatory infertility. A 31-year-old para II presented with anovulatory, clomiphene-resistant PCOS, and a 6 year history of infertility. Conventional IVF treatment was abandoned in 1999 when she developed severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) following gonadotrophin stimulation. Sixteen oocytes were aspirated from both ovaries and collected in culture tubes containing a maturation medium. A total of three 2-cell embryos were transferred 48 h after ICSI. Two weeks after embryo transfer the urinary pregnancy test was positive and after another 2 weeks an ongoing singleton pregnancy with a fetal heartbeat was confirmed at transvaginal ultrasound examination. The combination of laparoscopy, in-vitro maturation and ICSI may open up new therapeutic strategies, even in patients without PCOS and regular menstrual cycles, undergoing laparoscopy for other causes of infertility such as tubal factors and endometriosis.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Minimal Access Surgery Unit, Division of Gynaecologic Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Hospital of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 1820, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Publication date: 2002-02-01
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