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Ann Vasc Surg. 2000 Jul;14(4):397-400.

Recurrent varicose veins of both lower limbs due to bilateral ovarian vein incompetence.

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Professorial Surgical Unit, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.


A case of a 43-year-old female patient with mild pelvic pain and bilateral recurrent varicose veins due to incompetence of both ovarian veins is presented here. Ovarian vein incompetence was suspected from the presence of vulva varicosities and was confirmed by transvaginal ultrasound and descending ovarian venography. Treatment with transcatheter embolization of the ovarian veins was followed by local excision of the leg varices. Four years later, the patient remains asymptomatic and without any recurrence of varicose veins in both lower limbs.

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