[Floating thrombus of the internal carotid artery as a rare complication in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer]

Chirurg. 1998 Oct;69(10):1105-8. doi: 10.1007/pl00002567.
[Article in German]


We report the successful thrombectomy of the internal carotid artery. A 33-year-old woman suffered from ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after treatment with FSH/HCG for in-vitro fertilization. She developed a transient left hemiparesis. This was caused by a floating thrombus located in the internal carotid artery. Open surgical treatment with thrombectomy prevents recurrent neurological symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Coagulation Tests
  • Carotid Artery Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Thrombosis / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery
  • Embryo Transfer*
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro*
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome / surgery*
  • Pregnancy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color