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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Empty follicle syndrome (EFS) is a condition in which no oocytes are retrieved from the mature follicle after ovulation induction in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles.
Steroid profiles of follicular fluids from a patient with the empty follicle syndrome.
Evidence from a salvaged treatment cycle supports an aetiology for the empty follicle syndrome that is related to terminal follicular developmental events.
Empty follicle syndrome in two sisters with three cycles: case report.
Recurrence of empty follicle syndrome with stimulated IVF cycles.
Empty follicle syndrome after GnRHa triggering versus hCG triggering in COS.
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.