Ruptured tubo-ovarian abscess complicating transcervical cryopreserved embryo transfer

S. Friedler, I. Ben-Shachar, Y. Abramov, J. G. Schenker, A. Lewin

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Objective: To present a rare infectious complication related to transcervical ET, without prior transvaginal puncture. Design: Case report. Setting: Hadassah University Hospital, IVF-ET unit. Patient: One patient undergoing cryopreserved-thawed ET. Interventions: Artificial preparation of the endometrium with E2 and P, followed by transcervical intrauterine cryopreserved-thawed embryo transfer. Results: After ET, severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) with ruptured tubo-ovarian abscess was diagnosed and treated. Conclusions: Severe PID including tubo-ovarian abscess formation should be considered a potential complication after ET, even without transvaginal oocyte aspiration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1066
Number of pages2
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Embryo transfer
  • IVF and tubo-ovarian abscess
  • PID following ART

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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