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Reproductive biomedicine online

GnRH agonist trigger and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: relook at 'freeze-all strategy'.


PMID 25042608

Abstract

A case is reported of early onset ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) after gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) trigger for final oocyte maturation in a GnRH antagonist protocol. The use of GnRHa in place of HCG as a trigger for final oocyte maturation in an antagonist IVF cycle has been proposed as a method for preventing OHSS in predicted high-responders. This approach, however, did not prevent the occurrence of OHSS in our case despite a freeze-all strategy. To the best of our knowledge, this is a possible index case of severe OHSS with GnRHa trigger for oocyte maturation without any luteal HCG rescue for a high responder, despite IVF cycle segmentation.