Ovarian cyst aspiration prior to initiating ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization

Kaylen M. Silverberg, David L. Olive, Robert S. Schenken

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Twenty-three consecutive patients presenting for in vitro fertilization were evaluated with transvaginal sonography on cycle day 3, prior to initiating ovarian hyperstimulation. Three of these patients were noted to have large ovarian cysts. All three underwent transvaginal aspiration of the cysts, followed immediately by initiation of ovarian hyperstimulation. Following oocyte retrieval, in vitro fertilization, and embryo transfer, all three women achieved pregnancy. We conclude that cyst aspiration is not contraindicated when an ovarian cyst is encountered in the follicular phase of an in vitro fertilization cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1990



  • aspiration
  • in vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • ovarian cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Embryology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology

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