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Pelvic abscess complicating an in vitro fertilization pregnancy and review of the literature

  • Oqba Al-Kuran
  • Soha Beitawi
  • Lama Al-Mehaisen
Case Report

Abstract

Introduction

In vitro fertilisation has become a very common procedure in the infertility practice due to both accessibility and good success rates.

Discussion

Complications, however, are constant reminders that no procedure is totally safe. In this paper, we present a case of IVF pregnancy that presented with pelvic abscess, and despite two laparotomies the triplet pregnancy was lost at 22 weeks gestation.

Conclusion

This case highlights the fact that the progression of pelvic infection in pregnancy can be slow.

Keywords

Pelvic abscess In vitro fertilization Pregnancy complications 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Obstetrics and Gynecology departmentJordan University of Science and TechnologyIrbidJordan

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