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Short Communication - Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology (2020) Volume 4, Issue 3

Post-partum ovarian vein thrombosis extending to inferior vena-cava: A rare case report

Introduction: Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis (POVT) is rare but life-threatening complication of puerperium. It is seen in 0.05 - 0.2 % deliveries. Nearly 80-90% of POVT occurs in the right ovarian vein, possibly explained based on its anatomic position and blood flow dynamics. An extension of POVT to inferior vena-cava is relatively rare and very few cases are reported in literature. Case: A 28-year-old woman, para 01 presented four days after an uncomplicated cesarean delivery to our emergency department with the history of sudden onset of right lower abdominal pain accompanied by high- grade fever.

Author(s): Houda Al Yaqoubi

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