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2023 Jan 24

Vasc Endovascular Surg

Foam Sclerotherapy in Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.


Shahat M, Hussein RS, Ahmed A K S
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2023 Jan 24:15385744231154332.
PMID: 36692078.


Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a prevalent condition in middle-aged women that represents a heavy social impact on the quality of life of those females. Treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome is a complex and controversial issue, but treatment can be one of 3 lines: medical therapy, endovascular treatment, and surgical intervention. The endovascular line was first introduced in 1993 and has been popular over other lines of treatment methods. This retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary university hospital over 24 months, from March 2019 to March 2021. Forty patients with PGS were managed by left ovarian vein TCFS. The Institutional Review Board waived the need for ethics approval or informed consent to use anonymized and retrospectively analyzed data. The mean age of enrolled women was 33.80 ± 6.54 years, ranging between 20 and 45 years. Trans-catheter ethanolamine foam embolization is an effective and safe method to treat pelvic and atypical lower limb varices.