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Rare Triad of Spontaneous Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Ovarian Torsion and Intestinal Obstruction in Pregnancy: Diagnosed with Ultrasound

Niranjan Khandelwal, Seema Chopra, Madhurima Sharma, Tulika Singh, Upasana Sinha

Keywords : Doppler ultrasonography, Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), Pregnancy, Torsion, Ultrasonography (USG)

Citation Information : Khandelwal N, Chopra S, Sharma M, Singh T, Sinha U. Rare Triad of Spontaneous Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Ovarian Torsion and Intestinal Obstruction in Pregnancy: Diagnosed with Ultrasound. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2018; 52 (4):183-186.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1299

License: CC BY-ND 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a known iatrogenic complication of assisted reproductive techniques. Spontaneous OHSS in the absence of ovulation induction is very rare, which can be more rarely complicated by ovarian torsion. Prompt diagnosis of ovarian torsion is desirable to preserve the viability of ovary. However, the background of OHSS can make it difficult to diagnose ovarian torsion. A careful evaluation of ovary on ultrasound can make a diagnosis of ovarian torsion. Intestinal obstruction is also rare in pregnancy. We describe a rare case of spontaneous OHSS in pregnancy presenting with torsion and intestinal obstruction, which was diagnosed on ultrasound.

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