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A 29-year-old woman presented post-natally with pulmonary hypertension. Peripheral venous thrombosis was not detected by duplex ultrasound or conventional MRI. Despite anticoagulation, the patient arrested. Autopsy revealed right iliac vein thrombosis. The ability of conventional MRI to detect acute pelvic thrombophlebitis depends on obtaining appropriate views.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol

Publication Date

02/2000

Volume

88

Pages

203 - 205

Keywords

Adult, False Negative Reactions, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Hypertension, Pulmonary, Iliac Vein, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Puerperal Disorders, Pulmonary Embolism, Thrombophlebitis