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Pelvic Venous Syndromes

  • Subramoniam Vaidyanathan
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Abstract

Pelvic venous syndromes include a group of poorly understood disorders of the pelvic and gonadal circulation in the female, characterized by chronic pelvic pain. Broadly, two groups of conditions can be identified – pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) and vulvovaginal varices. Lower limb varicose veins can be an associated feature in patients with PCS. The pelvic origin of these varices is not often suspected by the treating physician. Attempts to ablate the leg veins without controlling the reflux from the pelvis are an important cause of recurrence.

Keywords

Pelvic Pain Varicose Vein Chronic Pelvic Pain Transcatheter Embolization Ovarian Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General SurgeryAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita LaneKochiIndia

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