Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis

Discussion:

Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis is rare, however, can cause serious complications as IVC thrombosis and pulmonary thrombo-embolism. Clinical findings are nonspecific and the patient commonly present with right lower quadrant pelvic pain, fever, and leukocytosis.

The imaging modalities play an important role in these conditions, Doppler ultrasound and contrast-enhanced studies are the initial primary non-invasive modalities but MRI is more specific for diagnosis of ovarian vein thrombosis as it is more sensitive for alteration of blood flow.

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