Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome as a rare cause of acute bilateral limb and renal ischemia

Anita Quintas, M.E. Ferreira, F.B. Gonçalves, J.A. de Morais, J. Albuquerque e Castro, L.M. Capitao

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Abstract

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHS) is a rare and potentially fatal condition, particularly when it is associated with arterial thromboembolic events. We present a case of acute ischemia of both lower limbs and left kidney due to OHS. The clinical presentation included voluminous ascites, pleural effusion, and significant ovarian enlargement. Subsequently, bilateral severe acute limb ischemia and left kidney segmental infarction were established. Surgical thromboembolectomy and muscle débridement of the lower limbs were necessary, and the patient recovered with partial limitations. A high index of suspicion and timely treatment are essential to minimize consequences of arterial thrombosis associated with OHS. © 2017
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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