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Massive septic pelvic thrombophlebitis.
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PMID:  8378005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Septic pelvic thrombophlebitis is a major complication of endometritis. The thrombi commonly occur in the uterine and/or ovarian veins and may extend into the inferior vena cava. CASE: Following vaginal delivery, a 19-year-old woman, gravida 2, developed postpartum septic pelvic thrombophlebitis extending from the right ovarian vein up to the diaphragm and down to the femoral vein. The patient was treated successfully with heparin and antibiotics, and eventually was discharged on oral anticoagulants for an extended period. Follow-up revealed complete resolution of the thrombus. CONCLUSION: Septic pelvic thrombophlebitis is not limited to the pelvis and lower abdominal vessels.
K P Magee; J D Blanco; J M Graham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-21     Completed Date:  1993-10-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
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MeSH Terms
Endometritis / complications*,  microbiology
Escherichia coli Infections*
Puerperal Infection*
Thrombophlebitis / etiology*

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