Time-resolved MR angiography as a useful sequence for assessment of ovarian vein reflux.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the imaging characteristics of ovarian vein reflux using time-resolved MR angiography (TR-MRA). One hundred consecutive female patients underwent TR-MRA of the pelvis to evaluate suspected or known pelvic pathology. Findings of ovarian vein reflux, ovarian vein dilation, and periuterine varices were analyzed and correlated with symptoms of pelvic pain. CONCLUSION: Overall, TR-MRA is a useful sequence for the assessment of ovarian vein reflux, which may aid the evaluation of pelvic congestion syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, CY; Miller, MJ; Merkle, EM

Published Date

  • November 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 193 / 5

Start / End Page

  • W458 - W463

PubMed ID

  • 19843728

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19843728

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.09.2557


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States