Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

  • C. De Geyter
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The ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a serious iatrogenic complication of reinforcement of ovarian function by drug administration that becomes clinically manifest only in the luteal phase under the influence of exogenous and endogenous reproductive hormones. In severe ovarian hyperstimulation exudate massively penetrates the extravascular room with ensuing ascites, hydrothorax and general edema. The fluid shift is caused by increased capillary permeability with simultaneous decrease of blood pressure. This shift of fluid components results in a hemoconcentration which may lead to thromboembolic phenomena and acute renal insufficiency becoming threatening to life.


Embryo Transfer Luteal Phase Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Acute Renal Insufficiency Thromboembolic Phenomenon 
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