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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 389-391

Postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis: Report of a case and review of the literature

1 Department of Gynecology, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse 4002, Tunisia
2 Department of General Surgery, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse 4002, Tunisia
3 Department of General Surgery, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax 3003, Tunisia

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Mohamed Hammami
Department of General Surgery, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse
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Context: Postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis is an uncommon life-threatening situation. It should be systematically evoked in case of persistent fever during the postpartum. Diagnosis is often not immediately apparent clinically and there are many that mimic this condition. Case Report: A 26-year-old female presented with fever and acute right loin pain during four days after delivery. Right ovarian venous thrombosis was demonstrated on sonography and confirmed with computed tomography. The patient was given antibiotics and anticoagulation therapy with good response. Conclusion: Search for postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis should be undertaken in patients with persistent fever. Treatment is more often medical.

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