Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
Jan Gerris, Annick Delvigne and Francois Olivennes
Division of Gynecology, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, Center for Reproductive Medicine Hospital, Brussels, Belgium and Hospital Cochin, Service De Gynecologie Obst II, Paris, France
Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS): improving classification,
recognizing primary and secondary risk-factors, manipulating
and monitoring ovarian stimulation, handling risky situations,
and elucidating the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms
of the syndrome. As such, all health care professionals
working in reproductive medicine should be acquainted with
the theoretical and practical aspects of how to deal with this
syndrome, both from a prophylactic point of view and once it
Focusing on the clinically relevant aspects of the syndrome,
this text is built on acquired knowledge but minimizes
speculative considerations in order to leave room for some
‘intelligent ignorance' and contention.
Well illustrated with appropriate diagrams showing biologic
mechanisms, procedural algorithms, sonographs and radiological
images, at the end of each clinical chapters there is also a list of
frequently asked questions, with appropriate answers, to help
expand and elaborate difficult practice problems.
With its definitions, classifications and treatment algorithms, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome will be highly useful to general gynecologists, both in practice and training. Moreover, as there is a consistent view of OHSS in different parts of the world, the book will also have global appeal to all reproductive physicians and support personnel working in IVF/ICSI units.