Hong Kong Med J 2011;17:155-6 | Number 2, April 2011
Cerebral venous thrombosis secondary to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
BL Man, Andrew CF Hui
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong (now at Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong)
We report a case of a woman who underwent in-vitro fertilisation embryo transfer treatment for infertility and developed an acute stroke (left hemiparesis and headache). The stroke was caused by cerebral venous thrombosis due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. We review the current background about this uncommon disorder.
Key words: Cerebral infarction; Chorionic gonadotropin; Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome; Ovulation induction
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