Bilateral partial oophorectomy in the management of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. An aggressive, but perhaps life-saving procedure.

@article{Amarin2003BilateralPO,
  title={Bilateral partial oophorectomy in the management of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. An aggressive, but perhaps life-saving procedure.},
  author={Zouhair Odeh Amarin},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={659-64}
}
Two case histories are described, in which protracted courses of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) responded poorly to conservative treatment. Each patient underwent bilateral partial oophorectomy at 14 and 16 days respectively, post oocyte retrieval. Serum albumin levels returned to normal within three days of the operation in each case and the patients, one pregnant with twins, made a rapid recovery. This seemingly 'aggressive' procedure is proposed as a potentially useful… CONTINUE READING

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