A case report of acute pelvic thrombophlebitis missed by magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvic veins.
Magee LA., Redman CW.
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.