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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012, Article ID 134603, 4 pages
Case Report

Imaging of Postpartum Ovarian Vein Thrombosis

1Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 8 September 2012; Accepted 26 September 2012

Academic Editors: K. Nasu and K. Takeuchi

Copyright © 2012 Mehmet Bilgin 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 (OVT) is a rare but serious complication. Clinical findings of OVT are nonspecific. Postpartum OVT, which is a clinically difficultly diagnosed entity, must be thought of in differential diagnosis in cases of postpartum acute abdomen. OVT can be accurately diagnosed by appropriate noninvasive radiologic modalities to start early therapy with anticoagulants and intravenous antibiotics. In this paper, we review the imaging findings of a case with postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis that had been followed up for 6 months by ultrasonography (US), color Doppler US, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).