Clitoromegaly caused by ovarian stimulation in a preterm newborn: ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome of preterm babies


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Bayramoglu E., Erdeve S. S. , Derinkuyu B. E. , Celik I. H. , Cetinkaya S., Aycan Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.62, no.6, pp.1088-1093, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2020.06.022
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1088-1093
  • Keywords: preterm ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, clitoromegaly, ovarian cyst, pericardial effusion, PLEURAL EFFUSION, PLASMA

Abstract

Background. Preterm ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (POHS) is an uncommon disorder characterized by prematurity, hypogastric and upper leg swelling, high serum estradiol and gonadotropin levels, and ovarian cysts. Immaturity of the gonadal axis is accepted as the cause. But still, other etiological factors are suspected.