Journal article

A 3-year prospective study to assess uterine growth in girls with Turner's syndrome by pelvic ultrasound

CM McDonnell, L Coleman, MR Zacharin

Clinical Endocrinology | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Adult women with Turner's syndrome who have used the donor ovum IVF programme are reported to have reduced pregnancy outcome with an increased risk for first trimester spontaneous abortion. This is considered to be related to a small uterine size and reduced endometrial thickness. This study examines whether adequate oestrogen replacement during the early adolescent years will result in normal adult uterine dimensions, with consequent reduction in these pregnancy risks. DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of uterine dimensions by pelvic ultrasound examination over 3 years, in a group of 18 girls commencing pubertal induction with oestrogen or entering puberty spontaneously. PATIENTS:..

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