Surgery and Laser Diathermy

  • Stefano Palomba
  • Fulvio Zullo
  • Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
  • Francesco OrioJr
Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)


During the past decades, the surgical approach to ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome has been continuously evaluated, criticized, reevaluated, and compared with newer medical treatments. This chapter presents an overview of the different techniques for surgical induction of ovulation, data on efficacy using clinical and metabolic end points, and unresolved questions and issues for future investigation.

Key Words

Anovulation drilling infertility laparoscopy PCOS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Palomba
    • 1
  • Fulvio Zullo
    • 1
  • Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
    • 2
  • Francesco OrioJr
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity “Magna Graecia”CatanzaroItaly
  2. 2.Endocrine Section of First Department of Internal MedicineAthens University School of MedicineAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology & OncologyUniversity “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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