Polycystic ovarian disease treated by laparoscopic argon laser capsule drilling: comparison of vaporization versus perforation technique.

@article{Heylen1994PolycysticOD,
  title={Polycystic ovarian disease treated by laparoscopic argon laser capsule drilling: comparison of vaporization versus perforation technique.},
  author={S M Heylen and Patrick Puttemans and Ivo Brosens},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={1038-42}
}
Forty-four anovulatory women with polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) were laparoscopically treated with the argon laser. Eighty percent of them were previously resistant to clomiphene citrate therapy. After surgery spontaneous ovulation occurred in 80% of the women. Spontaneous conception occurred in 55% of patients, and another 18% of the women who were… CONTINUE READING