More Details about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Diagnosis and Management

General Information  
Author(s)Juan A García Velasco and Manish Banker and Richa Jagtap
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Edition1st Edition 2016
Publish YearNovember 2016


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a spectrum of complex endocrinopathy that affects approximately 9–21% of women in reproductive age group. There has been a lacuna in addressing this endocrine entity holistically due to lack of clarity regarding the etiology, pathophysiology, modality of treatment and ethnic variations in presentation. Adding ambiguity to this confusion is the very term polycystic ovary which is a misnomer. The so-called cysts in PCO women are actually follicles, which do not fulfill the histological criteria of cysts. There has been an awareness to correct this terminology. NIH Evidence-based Methodology PCOS Workshop Panel has suggested a revision of the terminology to convey appropriately the condition well in context. The PCOS does not afflict a woman only in her reproductive years. It has impact on the general health as well as quality of life through adolescence, young age, right through to old age. And yet, we do not always look upon it as a syndrome, a mismanagement of lifestyle. We see it as a disease, wrongly so. There is a dire need to understand a woman’s endocrinology and its dysfunction, especially in regards to PCOS. There is so much in our armamentarium to treat PCOS with, but the decision rests with us to make a judicious choice. This handbook is an attempt to elucidate the enigma called PCOS, its various presentations and the diagnosis as well as management in various stages of a woman’s life.

Key Feature:- 
The handbook on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is complete concise document on everything a clinician wishes to know about this complex endocrine entity. It brings to the table the combined knowledge of acclaimed Indian and International writers. It guides the reader from pathophysiology and genetics to the management of adolescent, young infertile patients and also their long-term follow up. 

This handbook gives the evidence-based management and caters equally to graduate, postgraduate students as well as the gynaecologists, endocrinologists and the fertility consultants. It is poised to be a valued addition to any physician’s reading list.