ovarian vein


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ovarian vein

one of a pair of veins that emerge from convoluted plexuses in the broad ligament near the ovaries and the uterine tubes. The veins from each plexus ascend and unite to form single veins. The right ovarian vein opens into the inferior vena cava and the left ovarian vein into the renal vein. In some individuals the ovarian veins contain valves and greatly enlarge during pregnancy. Compare testicular vein.

ovarian vein

In females, any of the veins that accompany the ovarian artery and that drain the ovary and Fallopian tube. Outside the broad ligament, the ovarian veins collect into two veins on each side of the body. These veins accompany the ovarian artery and merge into a single vein; the right ovarian vein then empties into the inferior cava (below the renal vein), while the left ovarian vein empties into the left renal vein.
See also: vein
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5) One accepted explanation for the predominant right localization is that the right ovarian vein has many incompetent valves along its length that may act as a nidus for thrombosis.
Case of uterine fibroids extending into the heart was seen similar to our case originating from huge leiomyoma in the pelvis and extending into the ovarian vein, the IVC, the right atrium, the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery5.
Transcatheter ovarian vein embolization using coils for the treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome.
Ovarian vein thrombosis is a well-known complication of the postpartum period.
Case report: pelvic pain syndrome--successful treatment of a case by ovarian vein embolization.
A diagnosis of distended right ovarian vein with an intraluminal thrombosis was made and the patient was taken up for contrast Multidetector computerized tomography (MDCT).
Interventions: ligature of ovarian vein in 28 patients (experimental group) and medical management in 42 patients (control group).
Ovarian vein thrombosis when associated with parturition usually becomes apparent after 2 weeks following delivery.
The lymph adenccto-my starts from below and gradually extends upward toward the insertion of the ovarian vein to the vena cava on the right side and the renal vein on the left side.
CT revealed a left ovarian vein filling defect, which extended into the pelvis with multiple filling defects in the left and right ovarian veins.
Ovarian vein also follows the ovarian artery; right vein drains into inferior vena cava but the left drains into left renal vein (can be explained embryologically).