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Professor Mary Herbert,
Professor Alison Murdoch
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We report a case of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) following a rescue of empty follicle syndrome (EFS). This suggests that the risk of developing OHSS remains unaltered even in the presence of EFS. The case supports the possibility of obtaining oocytes that fertilize and cleave normally after a second dose of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) and a repeat oocyte retrieval. It supports the suggestion that the follicles are not necessarily empty in EFS. It demonstrates further that OHSS cannot be prevented by aspiration of follicular fluid and patients with large numbers of follicles and EFS must be warned of this potential complication.
Author(s): Evbuomwan IO, Fenwick JD, Shiels R, Herbert M, Murdoch AP
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Human Reproduction
Print publication date: 01/07/1999
ISSN (print): 0268-1161
ISSN (electronic): 1460-2350
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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