[DJR-131 1.0 CE] Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: Etiology of Pain, Diagnosis, and Clinical Management

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Pelvic congestion syndrome is associated with pelvic varicosities that result in chronic pelvic pain, especially in the setting of prolonged standing, coitus, menstruation, and pregnancy. Although the underlying pathophysiology of pelvic congestion syndrome is unclear, it probably results from a combination of dysfunctional venous valves, retrograde blood flow, venous hypertension, and dilatation. Asymptomatic women may also have pelvic varicosities, making pelvic congestion syndrome difficult to diagnose. This article explores the etiologies of pain, use of imaging techniques, and clinical management of pelvic congestion syndrome. Possible explanations for the spectrum of pain among women with pelvic varicosities are also discussed.

CT – 2016Procedures Body

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CT – 2017Procedures Abdomen and Pelvis

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MRI – 2016Procedures Body

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MRI – 2020Procedures Body

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RA – 2017Procedures Neurological, Vascular, and Lymphatic Sections

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RA – 2018Procedures Neurological, Vascular, and Lymphatic Sections

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SON – 2016Procedures Gynecologic Structures

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SON – 2019Procedures Gynecology

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VI – 2016Procedures Abdominal Angiography and Intervention, GU and GI Nonvascular Procedures

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VI – 2017Procedures Vascular Diagnostic Procedures

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 Vascular Interventional Procedures

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VS – 2016Procedures Abdominal/Pelvic Vasculature

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VS – 2021Procedures Abdominal/Pelvic Vasculature

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