[Quality of oocytes and embryos from women with polycystic ovaries syndrome: State of the art].

Abstract

The frequency of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the consequent fertility disorders cause many difficulties in the management of the assisted reproductive technics. Some studies are focused on different additional treatments, stimulation protocols or techniques that could optimize the in vitro fertilization cycles. The quality of the oocytes and embryos of these patients is also an outstanding issue. They remain difficult to actually evaluate during management, and none of the few published studies on this subject demonstrated any inferiority, compared to control patients. However, many differences have been highlighted, studying intra- and extra-ovarian factors. The advent of new genetic techniques could allow a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of the syndrome, as well as refining the evaluation of oocytes and embryos, in order to better predict the results of in vitro fertilization attempts. Pregnancy and birth rates, however, appear to be comparable to those of the general population.

DOI: 10.1016/j.gofs.2017.06.015

Cite this paper

@article{Fournier2017QualityOO, title={[Quality of oocytes and embryos from women with polycystic ovaries syndrome: State of the art].}, author={Arthur Fournier and Antonio Torre and L Delaroche and Anita Gala and Tiffany Mullet and Alexis Ferrieres and Samir Hamamah}, journal={Gynecologie, obstetrique, fertilite & senologie}, year={2017}, volume={45 7-8}, pages={429-438} }