Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Current and Emerging Concepts

  • Lubna Pal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. PCOS Epidemiology and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Heather R. Burks, Robert A. Wild
      Pages 3-10
    3. Jennifer Wolf, Courtney L. Barnes, Mira Aubuchon
      Pages 11-26
  3. Pathophysiology of PCOS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Michelle R. Jones, Ning Xu, Mark O. Goodarzi
      Pages 29-52
    3. Helen D. Mason, Nafi Dilaver, Suman Rice
      Pages 53-70
    4. Sabrina Gill, Janet E. Hall
      Pages 81-93
    5. Sylvain Bellanger, Marie-Claude Battista, Jean-Patrice Baillargeon
      Pages 95-115
    6. Mira Aubuchon, Jennifer A. Bickhaus, Frank González
      Pages 117-144
  4. Managing PCOS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Johnny T. Awwad, Ghina Ghazeeri
      Pages 165-180
    3. Israel Ortega, Antoni J. Duleba
      Pages 181-203
  5. Unique Considerations in PCOS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Christina Shih-chi Han, Erika F. Werner
      Pages 265-274
  6. Role of Surgery in PCOS Management

  7. Recognized Risks and Emerging Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-340

About this book


Presenting an overview of the current understanding of the pathophysiology of PCOS and a paradigm for the clinical evaluation and management of the disorder, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is written in an easy to digest, concise format that, with bulleted key points introducing each chapter, is suitable for the trainee and the busy clinician. The breadth and depth of coverage of today’s queries and controversies will be of particular interest to the specialist and researcher. An international group of leading experts addresses the varied etiologies of PCOS, comprehensively covering the contemporary treatment approaches and long-term implications of PCOS, a common yet poorly understood disorder. Chapters on treatment will be of particular relevance to the clinician and the trainee as they cover conventional therapies, lifestyle, and diet, as well as address emerging strategies such as the use of statins and surgery in PCOS management. 

Spanning the breadth of clinical presentations and morbidities related to the diagnosis of PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an exceptional resource for primary care providers, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, and others involved in the care of these patients, and provides the essential tools to aid clinicians in initiating a timely diagnostic workup and appropriate interventions to address both the immediate and long-term sequelae related to PCOS.


Ovarian dysfunction Ovarian surgery PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome

Editors and affiliations

  • Lubna Pal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive SciencesYale School of Medicine Program for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Yale Reproductive EndocrinologyNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8393-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8394-6
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