Saturday 25 August 2018

The Role of Sonographic Markers of Ovarian Morphology Versus Hirsutism Indices in the Prediction of Serum Total Testosterone in Hirsute Women: (OAJRSD)- Lupine Publisher

Objective: To evaluate the role of sonographic markers of ovarian morphology versus hirsutism indices in the prediction of serum total testosterone in hirsute women.
Study Design: Cross sectional observational Study.
Subjects: Eighty women (aged 18 to 40 years) form among the attendants of the Gynecology Clinic of Minia University Hospital complaining of hirsutism were recruited into the Study in the period between January and May 2017 after obtaining their informed consent.Participants were evaluated regarding self-reported menstrual cycle history to determine the extent of any menstrual cycle disturbance; male-pattern hair growth was assessed on nine regions of the body using the modified Ferriman-Gallwey (mFG) scoring system, a transvaginal ultrasound scan to characterize ovarian morphology and fasting blood sample for testosterone assay.
Main Outcome Measures: Regional and total modified Ferriman-Gallwey (mFG) scores, number of follicles per follicle size category, follicle number per ovary (FNPO), ovarian volume (OV), ovarian area (OA), stromal to ovarian area ratio (S/A), stromal echogenicity index (SI), total testosterone (TT) and menstrual cycle length.

Results: There were no correlations between any of the demographic characteristics of the study participants and total testosterone.There were no correlations between hirsutism scores and total testosterone of all study participants. However, there were some association between hirsutism scores (upper lip, chin and lower abdomen) and total testosterone of all study participants.

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