North American Journal of Medical Sciences

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

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


Abdeljalil Khlifi1, Sahbi Kebaili1, Mohamed Hammami2, Lassad Berregaya1, Samir Hidar1, Najmeddine Affes3, Hedi Khairi1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Hammami
Department of General Surgery, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse
Tunisia

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.


How to cite this article:
Khlifi A, Kebaili S, Hammami M, Berregaya L, Hidar S, Affes N, Khairi H. Postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis: Report of a case and review of the literature.North Am J Med Sci 2010;2:389-391


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Khlifi A, Kebaili S, Hammami M, Berregaya L, Hidar S, Affes N, Khairi H. Postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis: Report of a case and review of the literature. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 May 23 ];2:389-391
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