Acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain as the presenting symptom of ovarian vein thrombosis in pregnancy


SULEYMAN T., GULTEKIN H., Abdulkadir G., TEVFIK P., ABDULKERIM U. M. , ALI A., ...More

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.34, no.4, pp.680-682, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2008.00906.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.680-682

Abstract

Ovari an vein thrombosis (OVT) is an uncommon, life-threatening complication of pregnancy. OVT clinical presentation is similar to that of acute appendicitis, and the latter is therefore the suspected diagnosis in most cases. We describe a case of a 36-year-old woman experiencing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism during the course of pregnancy and presenting to the emergency department with sudden pain in the right lower quadrant and severe abdominal pain. This case illustrates the difficulty in diagnosing OVT, which should be considered in any pregnant woman with unexplained lower abdominal pain suggestive of acute appendicitis.