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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2017, Vol. 44 Issue (2): 305-309    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3421.2017
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Assessment of follicle viability using fluorescence microscopy before and after ovarian thawing
C. Sofoudis1, *(), I. Zervomanolakis2, I. Galani3, V. Grigoriou1, D. Botsis1, N. Vlahos1
1 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens, Greece
2 IVF Unit Mitera Maternal Hospital, Athens, Greece
3 Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Abstract  
The incidence of young women diagnosed with cancer has been globally increasing. In many cases the surgical approach followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormonal therapy could lead to infertility or premature ovarian failure. Several options are available in order to preserve fertility and increase the future gestation rate. Among embryo cryopreservation and oocyte cryopreservation, ovarian tissue cryopreservation represents an ideal option, especially for premenopausal women and for those who cannot delay the start of chemotherapy. The purpose of this study was to examine the follicle viability using fluorescence microscope before and after ovarian thawing.
Key words:  Cryopreservation      Chemotherapy      Radiotherapy      Ovarian thawing     
Published:  10 April 2017     
*Corresponding Author(s):  C. SOFOUDIS     E-mail:  chrisostomos.sofoudis@gmail.com

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C. Sofoudis, I. Zervomanolakis, I. Galani, V. Grigoriou, D. Botsis, N. Vlahos. Assessment of follicle viability using fluorescence microscopy before and after ovarian thawing. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(2): 305-309.

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