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Septic Thrombophlebitis of the Right Ovarian Vein

Authors:

T. Van Thielen ,

Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Edegem., BE
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A. Snoeckx,

Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Edegem., BE
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M. Spinhoven,

Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Edegem., BE
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S. Feys,

Department of Gynecology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Edegem., BE
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B. Op de Beeck,

Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Edegem., BE
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P. M. Parizel

Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Edegem., BE
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Abstract

Background: A 26-year-old woman presented at the emergency department with a painful abdomen and fever up to 39°C, despite antibiotics. She had given prematurely birth by caesarian section to a twin 8 days earlier. On clinical examination she had a diffuse painful and tender abdomen, especially on the right side and suprapubic region. Laboratory findings showed an increased c-reactive protein of 24 mg/dL (normal < 0,3) and increased white blood cell count of 13 Å~ 10E9/L (normal 4,3-10 Å~ 10E9/L). There was also a decreased hemoglobin level of 8,4 g/dL (normal 12-15 g/dL). An ultrasonography was performed by the gynecologist and revealed a large heterogeneous fluid collection anteriorly of the uterus.

Keywords: Veins,   Ovarian  
How to Cite: Van Thielen, T. et al., (2015). Septic Thrombophlebitis of the Right Ovarian Vein. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 98(3), pp.147–148. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.807
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Published on 01 Jun 2015.
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