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J Korean Radiol Soc. 1998 May;38(5):819-822. Korean. Original Article.
Yun JY , Hahn ST , Lee JM , Kim CY , Yim JI , Jang JS , Kim SW , Kim JK , Sun HS , Shinn KS .
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine.
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Pelvic pain syndrome or pelvic congestion syndrome, with no apparent organic cause, is a common gynecologicaldisorder. Ovarian varix, one of the causes of this syndrome, presents a difficult diagnostic and therapeuticproblem, though surgical ligation of the ovarian vein is an effective method of treatment. Although ovarian veinembolization has been recently developed as a useful alternative, no previous reports have described thisprocedure in Korea. We report a case of pelvic pain syndrome successully treated by ovarian vein embolization.

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