Acute ureteral obstruction following transvaginal oocyte retrieval for IVF

Journal Article

Transvaginal, ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval has become the gold standard for IVF therapy. Despite a low reported complication rate, here a case is reported of acute ureteral obstruction following seemingly uncomplicated oocyte retrieval. Prompt diagnosis and ureteral stenting led to rapid patient recovery with no long-term urinary tract sequelae. Ureteral injury needs to be included in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with pelvic/abdominal pain following oocyte retrieval.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, PB; Price, T; Jr, JEN; Hill, L

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 138

PubMed ID

  • 11756377

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0268-1161