- Giugno 1, 2014
- Postato da: Astro Onlus
Fabbri R, Macciocca M, Melotti C, Pasquinelli G, Vicenti R, Bacchi Reggiani ML, Terribile D, Venturoli S
Future Oncology. 2014 Jun;10(8):1343-51
AIM: To evaluate if anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a reliable marker of ovarian reserve in young women undergoing ovarian tissue cryopreservation.
PATIENTS & METHODS: Relationships of serum AMH levels with primordial follicle density, age and reproductive hormones were investigated using the Pearson or Spearman correlation coefficient in 86 women with cancer (12-38 years) undergoing ovarian tissue cryopreservation. AMH variations through the menstrual cycle were assessed by the Kruskal-Wallis test. p < 0.05 was accepted as significant.
RESULTS: AMH positively correlated with primordial follicle density (p = 0.03), showed great interindividual variability at all ages and negatively correlated with estradiol (p = 0.007) in the early follicular phase. AMH did not vary across the menstrual cycle (p = 0.415).
CONCLUSION: AMH appears a valid ovarian reserve marker in young cancer women.