Correlation of follicular diameter with oocyte recovery and maturity at the time of transvaginal follicular aspiration

Richard T. Scott, Glen E. Hofmann, Suheil J. Muasher, Anibal A. Acosta, David K. Kreiner, Zev Rosenwaks

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Forty-four consecutive patients undergoing transvaginal follicular aspiration for in vitro fertilization underwent ultrasonic measurement of follicular diameter at the time of oocyte retrieval to determine the correlation of follicular size with recovery rates and oocyte maturity. Based on the results of 412 follicles aspirated, the data were grouped by size (≤11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, and ≥21 mm) and oocyte maturity. Recovery rates were significantly higher in 18- to 20-mm follicles (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes



  • in vitro fertilization
  • oocyte maturational status
  • ultrasonic retrieval of oocytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology

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