Laparoscopic Ovarian Diathermy in Clomiphene citrate resistant cases

  • Yousaf Latif
  • Rubina Sohail
  • Huma Fayyaz
  • Farrukh Zaman
Keywords: Laparoscopic Ovarian Diathermy, PCOS


Objective: The objective was to demonstrate the effect of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy (LOD), in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) patients with associated infertility. Methods: It was a descriptive study, carried out at Hameed Latif Hospital, Lahore. Fifty clomiphene resistant infertile women with PCOS were treated with laparoscopic ovarian drilling. Results: Menstrual cycle and FSH: LH returned to normal in 70%. Out of 50, 33 conceived, 25 had spontaneous pregnancies while 8 conceived after IUI/ICSI. Conclusion: LOD is an effective mode of treatment in infertile women who have failed to respond to clomiphene citrate.