Korean J Reprod Med.  2008 Jun;35(2):163-167.

A Case of Subacute Embolism in Brain Associated with Severe Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eulji University Hospital, Taejon, Korea. beatrix@eulji.ac.kr

Abstract

Ovarian hyperstimuation syndrome (OHSS) is the most serious complication of controlled ovarian stimulation. It causes symptoms such as, ovarian enlargement, ascites, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, hemoconcentration, electrolyte imbalance, and thromboembolism. Although proper management is done, thromboembolism could occur and is difficult to predict. Moreover it can cause death. Consequently thromboembolism is the most dangerous complication of OHSS. We experienced a OHSS patient with thromboembolism of the brain after having IVF-ET.

Keyword

Ovarian hyperstimuation syndrome; Subacute embolism of brain

MeSH Terms

Ascites
Brain
Embolism
Female
Humans
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
Ovulation Induction
Pericardial Effusion
Pleural Effusion
Thromboembolism
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