CT

Abdominal CT-scan (monophasic)

The sigmoid shows...
Axial C+ portal venous phase
The sigmoid shows multiple diverticula with infiltration of the surrounding mesenteric fat, findings that are compatible with diverticulitis. On the left lateral side of the sigmoid colon a dilated venous structure is seen with an endoluminal round thrombus. This vein can be followed upward where it is seen to branch from the left renal vein: thrombosis of the left ovarian vein.
Modality: CT (C+ portal venous phase)

- “ This patient has a history of previous appendectomy and extirpation of the uterus. Ovarian vein thrombosis is an uncommon but potentially serious...”

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