The cysts in Polycystic Ovarian syndrome are formed by:
a) Failure of atretic follicles to undergo apoptosis
b) Oocyte proliferation
c) Multiple corpus lutea
d) Cystic degeneration of ovarian cortex
Correct answer : a) Failure of atretic follicles to undergo apoptosis
In PCOS, the androgen levels are very high. This prevents atresia of developing follicles. These form cysts of size 2-9mm size in the periphery of the ovary in a necklace pattern.
Question contributed by Arjun Lakshman, Calicut Medical College