empty follicle syndrome

empty follicle syndrome

a condition in which oocytes are absent from stimulated follicles.

empty follicle syndrome

In in vitro fertilization investigations, the absence of oocytes in the stimulated follicle of the ovary. This may be a cause of infertility in some individuals.
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Among specific topics are the patient with heart disease, requests for mild or natural-cycle in vitro treatment, empty follicle syndrome, couples not wishing to create surplus embryos, request for posthumous fatherhood with perimortem surgical sperm retrieveal, and natural fertility after in vitro fertilization.