Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis after cesarean delivery: a case report.
Pedro Royo (1), Alberto Alonso-Burgos (2), Manuel García-Manero(1), Ramón Lecumberri (3) and Juan Luis Alcázar (1)
(1) Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Avda Pío XII, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
(2) Radiology Department, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Avda Pío XII, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
(3) Hematology Department, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Avda Pío XII, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
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