Pelvic venous insufficiency: Imaging diagnosis, treatment approaches, and therapeutic issues

M. Gracia Knuttinen, Karen Xie, Aarti Jani, Alison Palumbo, Tami Carrillo, Winnie Mar

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purposes ol' this article are to review the causes of pelvic cotigestion syndroitie and the imaging used to make the diagnosis and to summarize the treatment options. CONCLUSION. Pelvic congestion syndrome is one of many causes of chronic pelvic pain. It is thought to arise Iroin ovarian and pelvic venous incompetence. Findings from vari ous noninvasive imaging studies, such as Doppler ultrasound and MRI, in association with the clinical symptoms are critical in establishing the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-458
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume204
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Embolization
  • Ovarian vein
  • Pelvic pain
  • Varices
  • Varix
  • Venous insufticiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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