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Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis after cesarean delivery: a case report.

Apr 1, 2008 | Magazine: Journal of Medical Case Reports

Pedro Royo (1), Alberto Alonso-Burgos (2), Manuel García-Manero(1), Ramón Lecumberri (3) and Juan Luis Alcázar (1)

Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis is an uncommon complication; incidence varies between 0.002% and 0.05%. It most often occurs during the 2-15 days following delivery.

A 22-year-old pregnant woman at term presented to hospital with uterine contractions, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. After delivery an ovarian vein thrombosis was diagnosed.

Low-molecular weight heparin with broad-spectrum antibiotics are the accepted therapy in non-complicated cases of postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis.

CITATION  J Med Case Reports. 2008 Apr 9;2:105

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