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A unilateral hydrothorax as the only manifestation of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a case report.
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PMID:  8941073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe a rare case of unilateral hydrothorax occurrence after ovarian stimulation for IVF. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: A university hospital. PATIENT(S): A 39-year-old female suffering from primary infertility due to a severe male factor. INTERVENTION(S): Thoracocentesis with IV albumin administration for correction of a concomitant hypoalbuminemia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Laboratory values of hematologic measures and electrolytes, screening of the thoracic fluid aspirated for viral and bacterial infections, resolution of pleural effusion after the second thoracocentesis as determined by chest roentgenogram. RESULT(S): Treatment of this manifestation of the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) by thoracocentesis with albumin perfusion. CONCLUSION(S): This report describes a very rare case of thoracic complication after ovarian stimulation. It demonstrates that pleural effusion may be the only manifestation of the OHSS and implies a careful management of patients with pulmonary complaints after treatment with exogenous gonadotropins.
S Bassil; S Da Costa; D Toussaint-Demylle; M Lambert; S Gordts; J Donnez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1023-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology, University Clinics St. Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Hydrothorax / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Injections, Intravenous
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome / complications*
Radiography, Thoracic
Serum Albumin / metabolism,  therapeutic use
Thoracic Surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serum Albumin

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