2012, Number 4
Rev Mex Urol 2012; 72 (4)
Ignacio-Morales CV, Aragón-Tovar AR, Rosales-Rocha GE, López-Álvarez A, Hernández-Castro S, López-Trapero I, Urbina-Bernal LC
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ABSTRACTOvarian vein syndrome is a rare entity and therefore is not often diagnosed. It has no specific symptoms and so multiple imaging studies are available as part of the diagnostic protocol. The most useful are venography and tomography, the latter employed for its non-invasive quality. Treatment is basically surgical and laparoscopy is the indicated technique when the disease is symptomatic and/or presents renal repercussions. The principal goal is clinical improvement and complete morphological and functional regression. We present the clinical case of a patient with emphysematous pyelonephritis secondary to grade IV bilateral ovarian vein syndrome, a combination that is not described in the literature.