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Atretic Follicle

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Atretic Follicle?

An atretic follicle is an ovarian follicle that degenerates before coming to maturity. This is a normal process and several of these occur each month in a woman's body.

If atretic follicles are retrieved in preparation for in vitro fertilization (IVF), they cannot be used for fertilization and transfer.

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Atretic Follicle

An atretic follicle is an ovarian follicle that degenerates before coming to maturity. This is a normal process and several of these occur each month in a woman's body.

If atretic follicles are retrieved in preparation for in vitro fertilization (IVF), they cannot be used for fertilization and transfer.

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