John Libbey Eurotext

Sang Thrombose Vaisseaux


Thrombosis of the right ovarian vein, a condition mimicking acute appendicitis Volume 30, issue 6, November-December 2018


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1 CHU Hassan II Fès, Service de radiologie, Avenue Hassan II, 30050 Fès, Maroc
2 CHIC Robert Ballanger, Service d’imagerie médicale, 93602 Aulnay-sous-Bois Cedex, France
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  • Key words: thrombosis, ovarian vein, post-partum, computed tomography
  • DOI : 10.1684/stv.2018.1044
  • Page(s) : 269-71
  • Published in: 2018

Thrombosis of the ovarian vein is a rare condition that occurs mostly post-partum. Generally, it is presented as diffused abdominal pain with or without fever. When this occurs on the right, it can mimick one or several causes of acute right iliac fossa pain, especially appendicitis.

We hereby report the case of a 23-year-old female with an acute right iliac fossa pain, at 12 days post-partum of a normal delivery, for whom a computed tomography came back for a right ovarian vein thrombosis. The appendix was radiographically unremarkable on CT.