Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: an important complication of in vitro fertilization


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Abstract

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is an iatrogenic complication of ovarian stimulation for assisted reproduction techniques (Budev M, Arroliga A, Falcone T. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Crit Care Med 2005; 33(10) Supplement: S301-S306; Beerendonk CCM, van Dop PA, Braat DDM, Merkus JMWM: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: facts and fallacies. Obstet Gynecol 1998; 53(7):439–449). The syndrome is characterized by cystic enlargement of the ovaries and fluid shifts from the intravascular to the third space (Beerendonk CCM, van Dop PA, Braat DDM, Merkus JMWM: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: facts and fallacies. Obstet Gynecol 1998; 53(7):439–449). We present a patient with a classic presentation of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

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