Hemoperitoneum after oocyte retrieval and severe pelvic infection

Raoul Orvieto

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Transvaginal ultrasound-guided aspiration of oocytes is a well-accepted and universally used method in assisted reproduction. Its major advantages include easy access to ovarian follicles with excellent oocyte yield, and good visualization of the major pelvic vessels, and it is usually atraumatic. Nevertheless, there are some inherent risks, namely, puncture of blood vessels and intra-abdominal or retroperitoneal bleeding, bleeding from the vaginal-vault puncture site, rupture or perforation of pelvic organs, and pelvic infection. We aim to present and comprehensively discuss two of these complications, bleeding and pelvic infection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780128151457
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Follicular puncture
  • Hemoperitoneum
  • In-vitro fertilization
  • Oocytes retrieval
  • Pelvic infection
  • Transvaginal ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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