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Empty follicle syndrome.

Authors
  • Coulam, C B
  • Bustillo, M
  • Schulman, J D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Fertility and Sterility
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1986
Volume
46
Issue
6
Pages
1153–1155
Identifiers
PMID: 3781029
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Four patients who had no oocytes retrieved during an IVF cycle were studied in an attempt to identify predictors of such an occurrence and suggestions for its cause. All 30 follicles aspirated in five cycles in these four women yielded no oocytes. One patient had two cycles that produced no eggs. The empty follicle syndrome may represent a new syndrome and a cause of infertility.

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