Adnexal torsion in a woman undergoing ovarian hyperstimulation with clomiphene citrate therapy: A case report and review of the literature

Chii Shinn Shiau, Yu Hsin Huang, Ming Yang Chang, Liang Ming Lo, T'Sang T.Ang Hsieh, Chia Lin Hsieh*

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Abstract

Ovarian stimulation is a unique aid for patients treated for anovulation and an important tool in various assisted reproduction treatments. Clomiphene citrate, an orally active, non-steroidal triphenylethylene derivate, is a commonly prescribed agent for ovulation induction. Clomiphene citrate is considered a safe agent and has rarely been associated with Significant side effects. This report describes a case of unilateral adnexal torsion after ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate; we performed unwinding of the adnexum, which appeared ischemic via laparoscopy. Unfortunately, the affected adnexum became hemorrhagic after this approach, which invariably led to its resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume285
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 01 2012

Keywords

  • Adnexal torsion
  • Clomiphene citrate
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation

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