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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2012;55(11):894-898.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.11.894    Published online November 16, 2012.
Tuboovarian abscess in pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.
Seoyeon Park, Taejong Song, Young Ju Kim, Jee Eun Lee, Mi Kyoung Kim, Mi La Kim, Bo Sung Yoon, Seok Ju Seong, Jeong Yun Shim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. songtaejong@naver.com
2Department of Pathology, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Tuboovarian abscess occurred in pregnancy is a rare disease, especially which occurs after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) is extremely rare. It is also difficult in diagnosis, because of its low incidence and nonspecific symptoms. Most of diagnosis is made in surgery. Although IVF currently is considered an effective treatment in women with endometriosis, there is the risk causing the infection of the endometrioma after oocyte retrieval. A case of tuboovarian abscess in IVF-ET pregnancy was presented and reviewed briefly.
Key Words: Tuboovarian abscess, Pregnancy, In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, Oocyte retrieval

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