Postpartum Ovarian Vein Thrombosis: Case Report
Brandon Regional Hospital
ovarian vein thrombosis, postpartum, puerperal, hypercoagulability
Emergency Medicine | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
Introduction: Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis (POVT) is an uncommon diagnosis that may lead to morbidity or mortality if unrecognized.
Case Report: This report discusses a single case of POVT in a community hospital, along with the treatment and clinical course.
Conclusion: The mechanism is believed to be right-sided clot formation provoked by anatomical and hormonal changes of gestation. Diagnosis is challenging as most patients are previously healthy and symptoms are often vague. Although the differential is broad, modern imaging is sensitive and specific for diagnosis. Prompt treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics and anticoagulation may reduce morbidity, and prognosis following treatment is excellent.
Publisher or Conference
Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Ferguson S, Arbona D, Furiato A. Postpartum Ovarian Vein Thrombosis: Case Report. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. 2022;6(2):uciem_cpcem_57137.