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Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

  • Nicole A. Keefe
  • Anne Roberts


Pelvic congestion syndrome is caused by pelvic or vulvar varicosities that may lead to chronic pelvic pain in women. Symptoms are typically described as dull pelvic pain which worsens with prolonged standing. Ovarian vein embolization can provide a minimally invasive means of relieving pain and improving quality of life.


Pelvic congestion syndrome Chronic pelvic pain Varicosities Ovarian veins Venous incompetence Transcatheter embolization Ovarian vein embolization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole A. Keefe
    • 1
  • Anne Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUC San Diego Medical CenterLa JollaUSA

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