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Rev Med Chil



[Embolization of insufficient pelvic veins for pelvic congestion syndrome. Analysis of 17 cases].


Drazic B O, Zárate B C, Valdés E F, Mertens M R, Bergoeing R M, Krämer S A, Mariné M L, Vargas S F
Rev Med Chil. 2019; 147(1):41-46.
PMID: 30848763.


Pelvic venous insufficiency may cause pelvic congestion syndrome that is characterized by chronic pelvic pain exacerbated by prolonged standing, sexual activity or menstrual cycle. It may be treated by embolizing the dysfunctional pelvic venous drainage and sometimes resecting vulvar, perineal and thigh varices.