Quantification of ovarian power Doppler signal with three-dimensional ultrasonography to predict response during in vitro fertilization

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether power Doppler predicts ovarian response to gonadotrophin stimulation during in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Forty-five women were divided into low-reserve (n = 12) and normal-reserve (n = 33) ovarian groups, according to antral follicle count. Transvaginal three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasonographic examinations were performed after pituitary downregulation and after gonadotrophin stimulation. The antral follicle count, ovarian volume, vascularization index, flow index, vascularization flow index, and mean gray value were measured and related to the number of oocytes retrieved and the pregnancy rate. RESULTS: The number of oocytes retrieved correlated with the antral follicle count (R = .4581, P = .004) and ovarian volume (R = .389, P < .016) but not with vascularization index, flow index, vascularization flow index, or mean gray value after pituitary suppression. There was an increase in vascularization index (P < .017), flow index (P < .001), and vascularization flow index (P < .007) during gonadotrophin stimulation in the normal-ovary group but not in the low-ovarian-reserve group. CONCLUSION: According to our results, quantification of power Doppler signal in the ovaries after pituitary suppression does not provide any additional information to predict the subsequent response to gonadotrophin stimulation during IVY The increase in ovarian power Doppler signal during gonadotrophin stimulation is related to the antral follicle count observed after pituitary suppression.

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Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Reproduktionsmedicin och gynekologi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)816-822
TidskriftObstetrics and Gynecology
Volym102
Utgivningsnummer4
StatusPublished - 2003
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa