One not to miss: Ovarian vein thrombosis causing pulmonary embolism with literature review

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Abstract

Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) is an uncommon entity typically seen in the post-partum, patients with pelvic surgery, infection, or inflammation, and hypercoagulabilty. Concurrent pulmonary embolism (PE) may occur in these patients; however, is an uncommon complication. Treatment commonly involves anti-coagulation and antibiotics in the setting of pelvic inflammatory disease. Presented is a case report of ovarian vein thrombosis leading to pulmonary embolism in the setting of malignancy, underscoring the importance of inspecting the gonadal vein during interpretation, particularly in the emergency setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • OVT
  • Ovarian vein thrombosis
  • PE
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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