Rectus sheath hematoma after transvaginal follicle aspiration: a rare complication of in vitro fertilization.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To discuss the diagnosis and management of rectus sheath hematomas after transvaginal follicle aspiration. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: A single healthy patient in an academic IVF center. PATIENT(S): A healthy patient undergoing routine transvaginal follicle aspiration for IVF. INTERVENTION(S): CT scan, serial phlebotomy, IV fluid, in-patient observation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Condition at discharge. RESULT(S): Patient was successfully managed with conservative measures. After the initial decline, serial hematocrits were stable over 24 hours without any operative interventions. CONCLUSION(S): Rectus sheath hematomas are rare complications of IVF and can be managed conservatively.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, JG; Huchko, MJ; Kavic, S; Sauer, MV

Published Date

  • July 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 217 -

PubMed ID

  • 16009182

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.01.116


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States