Round Ligament Varicosity Thrombosis Presenting as an Irreducible Inguinal Mass in a Postpartum Woman.
Department of Radiology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong.
(Hong Kong SAR China)
- Published Article
Journal of clinical imaging science
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Round ligament varicosities occur almost exclusively in pregnant and postpartum women and present similarly to inguinal hernias clinically, thus posing diagnostic challenges to clinicians. The distinction of the two conditions is important as round ligament varicosities do not require surgery while inguinal hernias do. Rarely, round ligament varicosites may be complicated by thrombosis or hemorrhage. In this case report, we present a rare case of round ligament varicosity (RLV) which has been complicated by thrombosis. The radiological features on ultrasound and contrast computed tomography of a thrombosed RLV are presented.
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