The Ovary

  • Mortimer B. Lipsett
  • Griff T. Ross


This year, the focus of many investigators was steroid synthesis by the follicle and corpus luteum. Controversy about the relative roles of granulosa and theca cells in estrogen synthesis remains, although increasing evidence now supports the two-cell theory. Variations in function of the corpus luteum with age and in disease have been delineated. And, contrary to opinion several years ago, it now seems that appreciable deviation of plasma prolactin concentrations from normal adversely affects corpus luteum function. The contribution of prolactin to any disorder of the menstrual cycle or ovarian function must be considered in arriving at proximate cause.


Endometrial Cancer Luteinizing Hormone Granulosa Cell Endometrial Carcinoma Corpus Luteum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mortimer B. Lipsett
    • 1
  • Griff T. Ross
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical CenterNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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