A 26-yr-old woman with chronic myeloid leukemia developed busulfan-induced ovarian failure. The ovarian failure was manifested by amenorrhea and climacteric symptoms and was verified by elevated plasma levels of luteinizing and follicle-stimulating hormones concomitant with low 17β-estradiol levels. The amenorrhea proved to be reversible when, during hematological relapse one year later, the patient was found to be four months pregnant. The busulfan which she was receiving at that time was stopped and amniocentesis revealed a normal karyotype. The remainder of the pregnancy was unremarkable and was terminated by the normal delivery of a healthy child.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology|
|State||Published - Nov 1987|