Anatomical Indicators of Success for Embolization of Pelvic Venous Congestion
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Pelvic Venous Congestion
Purpose: To compare treatment outcomes in patients with pelvic venous congestion following embolization in the presence or absence of venous compression or the left renal or common iliac veins.
Methods & Procedures: This is a retrospective study performed at IVC Interventional Vascular & Vein Center (IVC). Data was reviewed from n=339 consecutive female patients treated for pelvic venous congestion at the IVC. Patients without CT scans were removed from the study and the final number of patients reviewed was n=193. CT scans were used to measure the maximum and minimum dimensions of the left renal vein and the left common iliac vein, as well as the maximum dimensions of bilateral ovarian and adnexal veins. Patients completed a visual analog pain scale (VAS) prior to and out to six months following embolization.
Results: Study is ongoing. Results are pending.
Hypothesis: Compression of the left renal or common iliac vein are independent predictors of clinical outcome following embolization.
Discussion: Results from this study may answer potential questions such as: What is the most effective treatment for patients presenting with pelvic venous congestion and concurrent venous compression? How does venous compression impact the clinical efficacy of embolization?
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Allen, Jack and Black, Carl M. M.D., "Anatomical Indicators of Success for Embolization of Pelvic Venous Congestion" (2021). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2021. 32.
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