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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 609187, 4 pages
Case Report

Postpartum Ovarian Vein and Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis

1Department of Radiology, Van Training and Research Hospital, 65100 Van, Turkey
2Department of Nephrology, Van Training and Research Hospital, 65100 Van, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Van Training and Research Hospital, 65100 Van, Turkey
4Department of Hematology, Van Training and Research Hospital, Kat 1, 65100 Van, Turkey

Received 8 January 2014; Revised 7 June 2014; Accepted 9 June 2014; Published 10 July 2014

Academic Editor: Hitoshi Okamura

Copyright © 2014 Harun Arslan 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.


Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis (POVT), which generally occurs 2–15 days postpartum, is a rare complication. It can be confused with acute appendicitis, pelvic infection, ovarian torsion, tubo-ovarian abscess, and pyelonephritis. It is associated with morbidity and mortality. Here, we present a patient with postpartum OVT and IVC diagnosed by US and CT findings. She was treated successfully with no further need for any interventional procedures.