THROMBOSIS OF THE PELVIC VEINS ASSOCIATED WITH A LARGE MYOMATOUS UTERUS

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Abstract

Background

Deep vein thrombosis is a rare indication for hysterectomy.

Case

A 45-year-old woman presented with a myomatous uterus of 20 gestational weeks' size that was compressing the pelvic veins directly and causing thrombosis. After preparation of the patient with anticoagulants and installation of an umbrella device in the inferior vena cava, we performed an uneventful abdominal hysterectomy.

Conclusion

Pelvic deep vein thrombosis is a rarely reported complication of myomatous uterus. It can be managed successfully by anticoagulants, placement of an umbrella device in the inferior vena cava, and hysterectomy, as in our case.

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