Severe ovarian hyperstimulation after follicular aspiration
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In order to maximise the changes of pregnancy, most successful in vitro fertilisation programmes use a combination of ovulation induction agents. This treatment can lead to the hyperstimulation syndrome. Aspiration of the follicles is believed to avoid this syndrome. Despite this approach, hyperstimulation syndrome may still develop. The clinical picture and treatment of a patient with severe hyperstimulation is discussed.
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