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Haemoperitoneum due to ovarian rupture after oocyte retrieval procedure
  1. Devin Mendez1,
  2. Samiksha Annira2,
  3. Mariam Ayyash2 and
  4. Taylor Stanton2
  1. 1Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. 2Obstetrics & Gynecology, Henry Ford Health, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mariam Ayyash; mariam.ayyash{at}


Transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval is the gold-standard technique for oocyte retrieval that has few associated procedural and post-procedural complications. Rarely, severe complications can occur including haemoperitoneum, for which the incidence reported in the literature is approximately 0.08–0.22%. In this report, we present the case of a nulliparous woman in her late 30s who presented to the hospital with severe abdominal pain following transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval and was found to have extensive haemoperitoneum attributed to ovarian rupture.

  • Obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility
  • Trauma

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content—DM, SA, MA and TS. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript—DM, SA, MA and TS.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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