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Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome following salvage of empty follicle syndrome

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Fenwick, 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.

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Author(s): Evbuomwan IO, Fenwick JD, Shiels R, Herbert M, Murdoch AP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Human Reproduction

Year: 1999

Volume: 14

Issue: 7

Pages: 1707-1709

Print publication date: 01/07/1999

ISSN (print): 0268-1161

ISSN (electronic): 1460-2350

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/humrep/14.7.1707


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