, Volume 270, Issue 4, pp 252-254
Date: 08 Oct 2003

Diameter of mammary terminal ducts as an additional tool in evaluation of women with polycystic ovarium disease

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Abstract

Objective

Aim of this study was to show the change of diameter of mammary ducts in relation to polycystic ovaries disease.

Design

Women who took part were divided into two groups- the first with polycystic ovaries disease and another second group with no such disease.

Method

To both groups a series of laboratory, clinical and ultrasound (u/s) exams were used to diagnose polycystic ovaries disease. Furthermore u/s measurement of mammary ducts was used to define the diameter.

Results

In women with polycystic ovaries disease u/s showed an increase in diameter of mammary ducts whereas in the second group we didn’t observe such finding.

Conclusion

Our study showed that there seems to be a strong relation between the increased diameter of the main terminal lactiferous ducts- the polycystic configuration of the ovaries and the hormonal levels.