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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 101367, 4 pages
Case Report

Postpartum Ovarian Vein Thrombosis: Two Cases and Review of Literature

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Regina General Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada S4S 0A5
2Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada S7N 0W8
3Department of Radiology, Royal University Hospital, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada S7N S7N

Received 30 April 2009; Accepted 2 July 2009

Academic Editor: William Hurd

Copyright © 2009 Amos A. Akinbiyi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. We presented two cases of late presentation of ovarian vein thrombosis postpartum following vaginal delivery and cesarean section within a short period in our institution. Both of them had pelvic pain following their deliveries which was associated with fever and chills. One of them was quite a big-sized thrombophlebitic vein which was about centimeters following a computed tomography. They were both treated initially for urinary tract infection, while a large ovarian vein thrombosis was not diagnosed in the second patient until her emergency department admission. Conclusion. Ovarian vein thrombosis is rare, but could present late, and difficult to diagnose, hence, should be considered as a differential diagnosis in a postpartum woman with fever and tender pelvic mass.