Stein-Leventhal syndrome

Alternative names
Polycystic ovaries; Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS); Polycystic ovary disease; Polyfollicular ovarian disease.

Definition

Polycystic ovary disease is characterized by enlarged ovaries with multiple small cysts, an abnormally high number of follicles at various states of maturation, and a thick, scarred capsule surrounding each ovary.

see Polycystic ovary disease.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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