Surgical options in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome
Zornoza A, Rovira J, Laparte C.
Departamento de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra
Since it was defined, SOP has been related to surgery. Before clomifero was introduced, ovarian wedge resection was the only way to stimulate ovulation and gestation in women with this syndrome. Surgical techniques were derelict in favour of less aggressive medical treatments.
However, surgery has reduced its side effects due to the incorporation of laparoscopic techniques and other advances. Because of this fact, surgery is being reintroduced in the treatment of polycystic ovarian disease.
CITATION Rev Med Univ Navarra. 1997 Oct-Dec;41(4):230-6