Pelvic Venous Congestion

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Pelvic congestion is a diagnosis now infrequently made by gynecologists as a cause of chronic pelvic pain. Recent literature has been almost exclusively from radiological practice and does not always relate the diagnosis to pain. In this context the concept of pelvic congestion is reviewed from an historical perspective, clinical correlates identified, the pathophysiology discussed, and the place of this diagnosis in modern practice considered.


Pelvic Pain Ovarian Vein Spermatic Vein Ovarian Artery Venous Reflux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of St AndrewsNorth HaughUK

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