Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis: An update

Michelle A. Kominiarek*, Judith U. Hibbard

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) is a rare complication of pregnancy. However, recognition and treatment is critical because a delay in diagnosis could lead to significant maternal morbidity. The diagnosis of OVT remains a challenge because there is no known profile of risk factors. Current controversies concern radiologic diagnosis, appropriate treatment strategies including antibiotics and anticoagulation, treatment duration, and testing for thrombophilias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-342
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrical and Gynecological Survey
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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