IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 46 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog4912.2019
Open Access Case Report
Heterotopic triplet pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmatic sperm injection complicated with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome single twin fetal demise and cervical incompetence: a successful obstetrical outcome
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ioannina State General Hospital “G. Chatzikosta”, Ioannina, Greece
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Ioannina State General Hospital “G. Chatzikosta”, Ioannina, Greece
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2019 , 46(6), 1007–1010; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog4912.2019
Published: 10 December 2019
Abstract

Spontaneous heterotopic triplet pregnancy (HTP) was formerly considered to be extremely rare. Recently, the broad use of assisted reproductive techniques to assist infertile couples, has contributed to the constant rise of non-spontaneous heterotopic triplets. A case of 38-year-old woman who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI) is presented. A series of complications appeared and were treated successfully. Although this situation could be life threatening and should alert the medical community, misdiagnosis is still present. The clinicians need to be aware that after IVF procedures, one or more complications might occur. In those cases, early diagnosis and surgical or conservative intervention is of paramount importance.

Keywords
Heterotopic triplet pregnancy
In vitro fertilization
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
Vaginal ultrasound
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