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)

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

Annotated image

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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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Case information

rID: 21571
Case created: 31st Jan 2013
Last edited: 13th Sep 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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