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Idiopathic ovarian vein thrombosis: A rare cause of pelvic pain – Case report and review of literature


Dr Meghan Stafford, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston 4006, Qld, Australia. Email:


Ovarian vein thrombosis is a condition most commonly identified in the puerperium and in association with malignancy, pelvic infections, surgery and thrombophilia. We report a case of idiopathic ovarian vein thrombosis and therefore highlight the importance of considering the diagnosis in women presenting with lower abdominal pain, in whom more common diagnoses cannot be identified.