Ovarian Vein Thrombophlebitis: Case ReportSanchez AV*, RG Merino, Maria Teresa CG and Strikes RG
Department of Internal Medicine, Carlos Haya Regional University Hospital, Malaga, Spain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sanchez AV
Department of Internal Medicine Service
Carlos Haya Regional University Hospital
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 30, 2015; Accepted Date: December 03, 2015; Published Date: December 12, 2015
Citation: Sanchez AV, Merino RG, Maria Teresa CG, Strikes RG (2015) Ovarian Vein Thrombophlebitis: Case Report. J Vasc Med Surg 3:237. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000237
Copyright: © 2015 Sanchez AV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The ovarian vein thrombophlebitis (TVO) is a rare entity which it may occur during the immediate postpartum period and carries considerable morbidity. Its incidence is 0.15 to 0.18% at vaginal delivery, with a mortality rate of 18/million pregnancies, being more common after cesarean (1-2%). We present a patient with postpartum TVO, which in the present study hypercoagulable positive lupus anticoagulant, to our knowledge there are only two cases reported in the medical literature, this being first diagnosed in the immediate postpartum. It also presents culture positive lochia, which is rare in cases described previously, and inferior vena cava thrombosis, one of the possible complications of TVO.