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Laser laparoscopy in the treatment of polycystic ovarian disease
Author(s): Andrzej Mutrynowski; Renata Zabielska
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Paper Abstract

A polycystic ovaries disease occurs in the case of women with anovulatory cycles as the result of neurohormonal disorders. Patients with this disease suffer from infertility and many symptoms, such as: irregular menstrual bleeding, hirsutism, obesity. The paper presents a method of the carbon dioxide laser laparoscopy in the polycystic ovary disease treatment. The study included 96 women operated on (carbon dioxide laser laparoscopy) in the II Clinic Of Obstetric and Gynecology in Warsaw. Each woman measured her body temperature in order to evaluate her menstrual cycle and had vaginal USG examination or a cytohormonal one before laparoscopy and within 6 months after the surgery. Performing the laparoscopy the operator punctured each ovary in at least 15 points using the carbon dioxide laser. The patients were followed-up for 6 months. The Chi test was used to make the statistic analysis. Comparing the percent of ovulatory cycles and regular ones before and after surgery we noticed that the differences were statistically relevant. Eighty-five patients (88%) had regular cycles and in 88 cases (92%) there was a diphasic curve of the body temperature after the laparoscopy. Fourteen percent of infertile women with polycystic ovary disease conceived.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1996
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2781, Lasers in Medicine, (27 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236843
Show Author Affiliations
Andrzej Mutrynowski, Academy of Medicine (Poland)
Renata Zabielska, Academy of Medicine (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2781:
Lasers in Medicine
Tadeusz Kecik; Wlodzimierz Nowakowski, Editor(s)

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