An unusual cause of tachycardia, hypotension, and intraabdominal free fluid: ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Michael A. Miller, Eric Wirtz, John Pease

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We report a case of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in a 37-year-old female who had recently underwent assisted reproductive technology involving oocyte retrieval. Her emergency department (ED) presentation, clinical course, and a discussion of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome are also presented. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a critical diagnosis in emergency medicine, and emergency physicians must consider it in the differential for any female nontrauma patient presenting with hypotension, tachycardia, and abdominal pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736.e3-736.e4
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2008


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  • Emergency Medicine

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