Massive unilateral hydrothorax as the only clinical manifestation of ovarian hyperstimultion syndrome

S. Cordani, L. Bancalari, R. Maggiani, G. B. La Sala, F. Fiasella, P. A. Canessa

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Abstract

We describe the case of a 36 old woman with a right massive hydrothorax resulting from Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) for infertility. This complication is defined as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) which usually includes abdominal pain, nausea and ascites, rarely involving the respiratory apparatus. The usual determining factors of OHSS are the presence of high serum estradiol levels and pregnancy. In the case that we describe the serum estradiol levels during COH were monitored and were slightly higher than the COH alarm threshold and the patient was not pregnant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume57
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

Keywords

  • Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation
  • Hydrothorax
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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