Ovarian abscess after ovum retrieval for in-vitro fertilization

Dov Dicker, Arie Dekel, Raoul Orvieto, Itai Bar-Hava, Dov Feldberg, Zion Ben-Rafael

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


An ovarian abscess is an uncommon surgical emergency that could be lethal. The causes of an ovarian abscess vary, and treatment thereof may unfortunately lead to an oophorectomy. In order to draw the attention of physicians to this rare entity, we present a case of ovarian abscess resulting from follicle aspiration for in-vitro fertilization. Furthermore, with correct preoperative diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention at an early stage, the affected ovary may be salvageable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1813-1814
Number of pages2
JournalHuman Reproduction
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • Case report
  • IVF
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Ovarian abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dive into the research topics of 'Ovarian abscess after ovum retrieval for in-vitro fertilization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this