Stein-Leventhal Syndrome

Ray Ballinger, MD, PhD

Straub Clinic and Hospital

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25 y/o obese female with amenorrhea for 1.5 years


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Publication Date: 29 May 2004
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History and Images

25 y/o obese, mildly hirsute female with amenorrhea for 1.5 years. Unsuccessful at becoming pregnant.

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Findings and Diagnosis

Stein-Leventhal (polycystic ovary) Syndrome

The images show multiple follicles in each ovary, probably in excess of 8 on each side. The ovaries were top normal in size.


The Stein-Leventhal (polycystic ovary) Syndrome usually presents as an obese, hirsute female with ammenorhea. The ovaries are usually 2-3 times larger than normal but up to 30% will have normal sized ovaries. Multiple follicles between 0.5 - 1.0 cm in diameter are seen in the ovaries. These follicles fail to ovulate and so accumulate in number.