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Ovarian vein thrombosis

Amel Achour Jenayah
Sarra Saoudi
Fethia Boudaya
Ines Bouriel
Ezzeddine Sfar
Dalenda Chelli


Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) is a rare cause of abdominal pain that may mimic a surgical abdomen. It is most often diagnosed during the postpartum period. In this report, we present four cases of postoperative ovarian vein thrombosis .The complications of OVT can be significant, and the diagnosis relies on a careful examination of the radiographic findings. It can occur with lower quadrant abdominal pain, especially in the setting of recent pregnancy, abdominal surgery, pelvic inflammatory disease, or malignancy. Diagnosis can be made with confidence using ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment of ovarian vein thrombosis is particularly important in the postpartum patients, with anticoagulation therapy being the current recommendation.

Key words: Ovarian vein thrombosis, postpartum, pregnancy

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