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Ureterovaginal fistula formation after oocyte retrieval.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18384861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval is generally a safe and well-tolerated procedure that is usually associated with few overall complications (less than 5%), including mild vaginal hemorrhage and infection. Injury to the ureter during oocyte retrieval has only been reported in 6 cases to date. We report a case of ureterovaginal fistula that formed approximately 7 days after oocyte retrieval. A percutaneous nephrostomy tube was placed using ultrasound guidance, and the fistula was allowed to close secondarily. Although a rare complication, physicians should be conscious of this type of injury after oocyte retrieval so that prompt diagnosis and treatment can be pursued.
Anne K Mongiu; Brian T Helfand; Stephanie J Kielb
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-02     Completed Date:  2009-03-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  444.e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Oocyte Retrieval / adverse effects*
Ureteral Diseases / etiology*
Urinary Fistula / etiology*
Vaginal Fistula / etiology*

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