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Fertil Steril. 2009 Dec;92(6):2039-40. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.06.024. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

Could transvaginal, ultrasound-guided ovarian interstitial laser treatment replace laparoscopic ovarian drilling in women with polycystic ovary syndrome resistant to clomiphene citrate?

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Haseki Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey.


A number of novel surgical modalities that destroy or remove some ovarian tissue to restore ovarian function in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome have been described in the most recent literature. Although these modalities were reported to have easy applicability and low cost with shorter hospital stay, the efficacy and safety concerns need to be discussed extensively.

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