Last updated on October 2011

Surgical Ovarian Drilling Versus Hormonal Treatment for Infertility Associated to PolyCystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS)


Brief description of study

PolysCsytic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequent endocrinopathy. The first stage of infertility treatment is Clomiphene Citrate which leads to 50 % pregnancies. In case of failure, it is possible to propose surgical ovarian drilling or ovarian hyperstimulation with Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) which lead to 50% pregnancies each. However, surgical treatment could be associated to surgical complications, and medical treatment could be associated to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and/or multiple pregnancies. The aim of this study is to compare the two treatments to demonstrate the equivalence of efficacy and the diminution of multiple pregnancies by the surgical treatments. After an ambulatory surgery we will observe the spontaneous fertility during 9 months. For the medical treatment, Metformin is proposed during 9 months associated with 3 cycles of ovarian hyperstimulation and IUI if the sperm is normal

Detailed Study Description

PolysCsytic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequent endocrinopathy. The first stage of infertility treatment is Clomiphene Citrate which leads to 50 % pregnancies. In case of failure, it is possible to propose surgical ovarian drilling or ovarian hyperstimulation with Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) which lead to 50% pregnancies each. However, surgical treatment could be associated to surgical complications, and medical treatment could be associated to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and/or multiple pregnancies. The aim of this study is to compare the two treatments to demonstrate the equivalence of efficacy and the diminution of multiple pregnancies by the surgical treatments. After an ambulatory surgery we will observe the spontaneous fertility during 9 months. For the medical treatment, Metformin is proposed during 9 months associated with 3 cycles of ovarian hyperstimulation and IUI if the sperm is normal Ovarian drilling will be performed by FERTILOSCOPY. 126 patients will be necessary in each group (with interval of equivalence : 10%).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00378729

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Hervé FERNANDEZ, MD

Hopital Antoine Beclere
Clamart, France
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