REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 475-479

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome


Department of Anesthesia and ICU, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Hatem S Abdel Hamid
Department of Anesthesia and ICU, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 11566
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1687-7934.145665

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Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an exaggerated response to ovulation induction (OI) therapy. Severe OHSS is estimated to occur in around 1% of all gonadotropin cycles. It is characterized by cystic enlargement of the ovaries and transudation of fluid and proteins from the intravascular compartment into the third space due to increased capillary permeability, considered as a potentially fatal complication of ovarian stimulation. This article aims to revise recent data and trends in the diagnosis and treatment of this potentially serious complication of a rapidly expanding therapy.


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