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The therapeutic dilemma of an ectopic pregnancy in the setting of the severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10755798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome as a result of assisted reproductive therapy occurs rarely. However, this iatrogenic condition can result in a life threatening illness with difficult management dilemmas for the attending physicians. A patient with severe adult respiratory distress syndrome and septicaemia after in vitro fertilization required prolonged intensive care treatment and subsequently had a probable ectopic pregnancy treated with systemic methotrexate as an alternative to surgical management. A satisfactory outcome was obtained, followed by a spontaneous successful pregnancy some months after these events.
P W Howat; L M Pallis; D J Wenck; M D Humphrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-26     Completed Date:  2000-04-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood
Embryo Transfer*
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome / blood,  complications*
Pregnancy, Ectopic / blood,  complications*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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