CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome leading to ICU admission


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Critical Care Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India
3 Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
Afzal Azim
Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow-226014
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.62614

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Severe ovarian hyperstimulation is a rare complication of ovulation induction therapy. In this report, we are presenting a case of 33-year female, who required intensive care unit admission due to respiratory failure secondary to massive pleural effusion and ascites. With the positive history of in vitro fertilization, the patient was diagnosed to have severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Besides the medical treatment, abdominal paracentesis for the drainage of massive ascites and tube thoracostomy were performed, resulting in gradual improvement.


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