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Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: More Than Just Anovulation

MS Zayyan, P Onwuhafua

Abstract


Since its description by American gynaecologists, Irving Stein and Michael Leventhal in 1935, considerable information has accumulated about the pathology, pathogenesis and manifestations of what is currently known as polycystic ovary disease. Although there is a lack of unanimity in nomenclature, this condition continues to afflict women, usually manifesting
with menstrual disturbances and infertility. Recent advances in understanding of its pathophysiology and pathogenesis have unfolded a number of long term health risks to the syndrome. This makes specific treatment or prevention by way of screening for these risks an imperative in patients with the syndrome.



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