Pelvic magnetic resonance venography reveals high rate of pelvic vein thrombosis after cesarean section
Rodger, M.A.; Avruch, L.I.; Howley, H.E.; Olivier, A.; Walker, M.C.
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 194(2): 436-437
ISSN/ISBN: 0002-9378 PMID: 16458642 DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2005.07.044
In the run-in phase of a thromboprophylactic trial in women at moderate to high risk of deep vein thrombosis postcesarean section, we used magnetic resonance venography and found a surprisingly high rate of pelvic deep vein thrombosis (46% overall). Pelvic magnetic resonance venography may be a useful surrogate outcome in obstetric thromboprophylaxis studies but the clinical significance is not known.