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Round ligament varicosities: a rare cause of groin swelling in pregnancy.
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PMID:  23397551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Round ligament varicosities (RLVs) are rare, and only occur in pregnancy. The swelling due to RLVs mimics an inguinal hernia and generally resolves spontaneously after delivery. Distinguishing between varicosities and hernias is critical to avoid unnecessary surgeries on pregnant women. We aimed to determine the significance of RLVs during pregnancy and to review and describe their clinical and sonographic characteristics. All patients were diagnosed by gray scale and color Doppler ultrasonography, managed conservatively, and RLVs regressed spontaneously postpartum.
Authors:
Ahmet Veysel Polat; Ramazan Aydin; Ayfer Kamali Polat; Ilsen Semiha Kececi; Gulay Karahan; Gulten Olmez Taskin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0509     ISO Abbreviation:  Abdom Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ondokuz Mayis, 55139, Atakum, Samsun, Turkey, veyselp@hotmail.com.
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