Oocyte Quality According to Protocols for Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation and Patients’ Age

  • Ettore Cittadini
  • Roberto Palermo


In in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET), the induction of multiple follicular growth represents the first and necessary step for the efficient performance of the technique.


Embryo Transfer Clomiphene Citrate Mature Oocyte Follicular Growth Oocyte Quality 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ettore Cittadini
    • 1
  • Roberto Palermo
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Materno-InfantileUniversity of Palermo PalermoItaly

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