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Effect of Corpus Luteum Position on Hyperemesis Gravidarum. A Case Report

Citation

Thorp, John M., Jr.; Watson, William J.; & Katz, Vern L. (1991). Effect of Corpus Luteum Position on Hyperemesis Gravidarum. A Case Report. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 36(10), 761-762.

Abstract

It has been postulated that the position of the corpus luteum affects nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Supposedly a corpus luteum arising from the right ovary results in a high concentration of sex steroids in the hepatic portal system, causing nausea and vomiting. A woman with severe hyperemesis underwent excision of a right-sided corpus luteum at 12 weeks. Removal of the corpus luteum failed to modify the course of the disease.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1991

Journal Title

Journal of Reproductive Medicine

Author(s)

Thorp, John M., Jr.
Watson, William J.
Katz, Vern L.