Diameter of mammary terminal ducts as an additional tool in evaluation of women with polycystic ovarium disease
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- Panaritis, V., Despotidis, P. & Kyriakidis, A. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2004) 270: 252. doi:10.1007/s00404-003-0555-0
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Aim of this study was to show the change of diameter of mammary ducts in relation to polycystic ovaries disease.
Women who took part were divided into two groups- the first with polycystic ovaries disease and another second group with no such disease.
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.
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.
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.