Pelvic varicosities

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


CT for staging breast cancer. No specific symptom.

Patient Data:

Age: 55
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

Modality: CT

Varicosities of the left ovarian and parametrial venous plexuses associated with dilatation of  the left ovarian vein.

Modality: Annotated image

To be added

Case Discussion:

These left ovarian varicosities are a result of incompetent valves in the left ovarian vein. 

This patient did nor report any specific symptoms, but these findings could be related to pelvic congestion syndrome, a cause of chronic pelvic pain.

It` is considered the female equivalent to a testicular varicocele.

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