Katja Wium Geiker, Lisbeth Prætorius & Mubeena Aziz:
Thromboembolic event following in vitro fertilisation
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V06180412
Thromboembolic events constitute a serious complication to assisted reproductive technology, and this is a case report of thrombosis after in vitro fertilisation. A 30-year-old woman had a positive pregnancy test, but she experienced shortness of breath 12 days after oocyte retrieval. D-dimer concentration was elevated, and lung scintigraphy demonstrated an infarction. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) treatment was initiated, but one week later the patient noticed pain in her left upper extremity. Despite LMWH treatment, ultrasonic examination showed thrombosis in the left subclavian and internal jugular vein.