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A unique case of massive ascites before ovulation associated with gonadotropin therapy.
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PMID:  8941074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe a unique case of massive ascites associated with gonadotropin therapy. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Patient in a hospital-based private IVF center. INTERVENTION(S): Ovulation induction with gonadotropins for subsequent IVF. RESULT(S): Ovulation induction with gonadotropins resulted in the accumulation, before ovulation, of 1,200 and 2,000 mL of peritoneal fluid in two consecutive cycles. The stimulation yielded four and six oocytes, respectively. CONCLUSION(S): Gonadotropin therapy can result in ascites before ovulation without an exaggerated ovarian response and without interfering with follicular development.
M A Akman; J E Garcia; E Katz
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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:  1026-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Fertility Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / chemically induced*
Ascitic Fluid / metabolism
Fertilization in Vitro
Gonadotropins / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Ovulation Induction
Specimen Handling
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