Current Women`s Health Reviews

John Yeh  
Harvard Medical School 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA


Postcaesarean Ovarian Vein Thrombosis. Evaluation by Ultrasound and Multislice Computed Tomography

Author(s): Maria Isabel Pardo Pumar, Eugenia Garcia Gimenez, Maria Jose Alonso Vaquero, Jose Carlos Pardo Belda, Miguel Puig Saez, Jose Manuel Pumar Cebreiro.


Puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis (POVT) is an uncommon but potentially fatal complication of post gynecological surgery, which is often diagnosed by clinical findings and indirect radiologic signs. Ultrasound (US) and multislice computed tomography (MCT) imaging now offer reliable and accurate methods for suspected POVT. We present here a case of postcaesarean ovarian vein thrombosis and describe its clinical and radiological findings. Differential diagnosis and management are discussed.

Keywords: Puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis (POVT), gynecological surgery, radiologic signs, Ultrasound (US), multislice computed tomography (MCT), Evaluation

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Article Details

Year: 2008
Page: [210 - 211]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/157340408785821791
Price: $58