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Ovarian vein thrombosis – a rare but important complication of hysterectomy and oophorectomy

Suzanne O'Hagan, Savvas Andronikou, Rene Truter, Christo J van Rensburg


This case study highlights the clinical importance of ovarian vein thrombosis in the context of pelvic surgery for benign gynaecological conditions and the role of imaging, particularly computed tomography with reformatting, in confirming the diagnosis.

Authors' affiliations

Suzanne O'Hagan, Kimberley Hospital Complex, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa

Savvas Andronikou, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Rene Truter, Schnetler Corbett and Partners, Cape Town, South Africa

Christo J van Rensburg, Louis Leipoldt Medical Centre, Broadway Street, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

Full Text



Ovarian vein thrombosis; Hysterectomy; Oophorectomy; Computed tomography

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2013;19(3):86-87. DOI:10.7196/sajog.571

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-06-25
Date published: 2013-09-03

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