Infertility in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Pathogenesis and Management

  • Stefano Palomba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefano Palomba
      Pages 3-10
    3. Francesco Orio, Giovanna Muscogiuri
      Pages 11-21
    4. Ujvala Rao, Roy Homburg
      Pages 23-30
    5. Christine Decanter
      Pages 31-39
    6. Giuseppe Benagiano, Paola Bianchi, Ivo Brosens
      Pages 41-61
    7. Tal Shavit, Togas Tulandi
      Pages 63-79
    8. Enrico Carmina
      Pages 81-87
  3. Medical Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Richard S. Legro
      Pages 109-117
    3. Nivin Samara, Robert F. Casper
      Pages 119-133
    4. Stefano Palomba, Angela Falbo, Giovanni Battista La Sala
      Pages 135-152
    5. Sophie Christin-Maitre
      Pages 153-165
  4. Lifestyle Management and Other Treatment Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Hatem Abu Hashim
      Pages 195-211
    3. John E. Nestler, Antonio Simone Laganà
      Pages 213-226
    4. Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Anna Benrick, Romina Fornes, Manuel Maliqueo
      Pages 227-245
  5. Controlled Ovarian Stimulation and In Vitro Oocyte Maturation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Madelon van Wely
      Pages 249-257
    3. Melanie L. Walls
      Pages 271-286
  6. Integrated Strategies, Complications of Pregnancy, and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Edwina Coghlan, Roger J. Hart
      Pages 289-304
    3. Stefano Palomba, Bart C. J. M. Fauser
      Pages 305-323
    4. Stefano Palomba
      Pages 325-329
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 331-337

About this book


This book presents up-to-date knowledge on infertility in the context of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and provides clear evidence-based guidance on its treatment. The book opens by discussing anovulation, oocyte quality, and the endometrium in women with PCOS, infertility and subfertility cofactors, and the impact of PCOS phenotypes on fertility. All aspects of management are then thoroughly addressed. The available medical treatments for PCOS-related infertility – including antiestrogens, aromatase inhibitors, insulin-sensitizing drugs, and gonadotropins – are reviewed, and other potential therapeutic approaches, such as acupuncture and laparoscopic ovarian drilling, are assessed. Careful attention is also devoted to the role of lifestyle interventions. The use of controlled ovarian stimulation in infertile PCOS patients undergoing intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization is examined in detail, as are the benefits of in vitro maturation of oocytes. This book will be of value to all who are involved in the care of women with PCOS and related infertility issues.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Palomba
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Reproductive Medicine and SurgeryASMN-IRCCS of Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45533-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45534-1
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