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Clin Radiol. 2012 Sep;67(9):893-8. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2012.01.013. Epub 2012 Mar 30.

Ovarian vein thrombosis.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK.


Ovarian vein thrombosis is a well-known but rare entity, which can occur during the post-partum period. This condition has also been associated with inflammatory and malignant processes within the pelvis. Untreated, complications of ovarian vein thrombosis can be significant due to the associated sepsis and risk of pulmonary embolism. Diagnosis can be made with confidence using ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment of ovarian vein thrombosis is particularly important in the post-partum patients, with anticoagulation therapy being the current recommendation.

Copyright © 2012 The Royal College of Radiologists. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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