Rescue Human Chorionic Gonadotropin for False Empty Follicle Syndrome: Optimism for Successful Pregnancy Outcome

Capsule:
Live birth pregnancies are a realistic possibility after administration of a rescue course of hCG and repeat oocyte retrieval in the setting of false empty follicle syndrome.

Authors:
Joseph O’Brien Doyle, M.D., Jill Amanda Attaman, M.D., Aaron Kyle Styer, M.D., Mary Elizabeth Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D., John Christopher Petrozza, M.D., Thomas Louis Toth, M.D.

Volume 98, Issue 2 , Pages 450-452, August 2012

Abstract:

Objective:
To describe two cases of successful pregnancy after a rescue course of hCG in the setting of false empty follicle syndrome.

Design:
Case report.

Setting:
Academic medical center.

Patient(s):
Two patients undergoing ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval with failure to obtain oocytes during oocyte retrieval.

Intervention(s):
Rescue course of hCG with second oocyte retrieval 35 hours later.

Main Outcome Measure(s):
Live birth.

Result(s):
Two live-birth pregnancies.

Conclusion(s):
Live-birth pregnancies are a realistic possibility after administration of a rescue course of hCG and repeat oocyte retrieval in the setting of false empty follicle syndrome.

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