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Superficial Thrombosis of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Mimicking Pelvic Abscess

  • Author(s): Romero, Adrian
  • Hohbein, Janae
  • Ross, Shana E.N.
  • et al.

Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is an uncommon illness that is typically diagnosed after chronic pelvic pain. We present a case of superficial thrombosis of pelvic veins from PCS that presented to the emergency department (ED) as a previous diagnosis of pelvic abscess with cellulitis. PCS was diagnosed in the ED by computed tomography after an abnormal point-of-care ultrasound. Here we describe this unusual presentation and our approach to the diagnosis.

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