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Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2011 Sep;39(9):518-20. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2011.07.007. Epub 2011 Aug 15.

[The place of ovarian drilling in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)].

[Article in French]

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Service de gynécologie obstétrique et médecine de la reproduction, centre hospitalier des 4 Villes-Site de Sèvres, 141 Grande-Rue, Sèvres cedex, France.


The surgical approach has been a long-lasting option for ovulation restoration in patients presenting with polycystic ovarian syndrome. It consists of ovarian drilling with monopolar, bipolar energy or laser through laparoscopic or vaginal hydrolaparoscopic route. It is intended to be used as a second line therapy as an alternative to gonadotropins in patients with resistance or failure after clomiphene citrate. The results in terms of ovulation restoration and live births make it an attractive alternative with less complications such as multiple pregnancies and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

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