Thoracic endometriosis unmasked by ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations


Thoracic endometriosis syndrome is a well-described, rare manifestation of endometriosis. We present a case of a 35-year old woman undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF) who developed bilateral hemorrhagic pleural effusions. She was initially diagnosed with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, a complication of infertility therapy; however, she was later found to have occult thoracic endometriosis. We describe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and review the manifestations of thoracic endometriosis syndrome. Although endometriosis is a hormone-dependent disease, the rate of IVF complications related to endometriosis is low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2012


  • Endometriosis
  • In vitro
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation
  • Syndrome
  • Thoracic diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Thoracic endometriosis unmasked by ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this