Flashcards in Clinical (veins): Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Deck (6)
what can the veins in the pelvis be prone to?
The veins in the pelvis are prone to valve failure that may cause them to become dilated and tortuous (similar to varicose veins of the leg)
which veins are most prone to valve failure?
ovarian veins in women
what can valve failure in pelvic veins lead to?
intense pain within the pelvis, known as pelvic congestion syndrome
what is performed to treat pelvic congestion syndrome? why?
pelvic venous embolisation
The pelvis contains too many structures to successfully dissect out a vein
what is a pelvic venous embolisation?
Using a venous catheter a guide wire is fed through, a contrast dye is used and affected vessels are embolised (blocked) with various substances, such as metal coils