Title

Postpartum Ovarian Vein Thrombosis: Case Report

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Brandon Regional Hospital

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

2022

Keywords

ovarian vein thrombosis, postpartum, puerperal, hypercoagulability

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications

Abstract

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

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