Polycystic ovaries

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri


Patient with amenorrhea for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Female

Presence of more than 12 follicles within the right and left ovaries with the string of pearls appearance.

Case Discussion

Bilateral enlarged ovaries, multiple small follicles and increased stromal echogenicity are the characteristics of polycystic ovaries on ultrasound examiantion. Presence of more than 10-12 follicles in the periphery gives the string of pearls or pearl necklace appearance.


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Case information

rID: 46698
Published: 14th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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