Puerperal Ovarian Vein Thrombosis

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MMP Tong, AWH Ng, EHY Hung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:186-9

Puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis is an uncommon disease. This report describes a 37-year-old woman who presented with postpartum fever and right lower abdominal pain. Multidetector computed tomography scan showed extensive right ovarian vein thrombosis with propagation into the inferior vena cava, as well as secondary ureteritis. The pathogenesis and imaging features of this condition are discussed.