Published: 2017-02-08

A rare case of postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis

Sujatha Narayanmoorthy, Parvathy Ganesan, Radhamany Ramanan


Ovarian vein thrombosis is an uncommon life threatening postpartum complication. This septic thrombophlebitis may have a vague clinical picture which has to be promptly thought of in any woman with spiking fever, abdomen pain and raised total count especially in the puerperal period. We report a case of a thirty one year old lady in whom this condition was recognized with clinical acumen, computed tomography and Doppler sonography. Thrombolysis was the modality of treatment thereby avoiding the potential complications.


Postpartum, Ovarian vein thrombosis, Management, Heparin

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