Pelvic congestion syndrome diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasonography.

Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

PubMedID: 22989935

Cho SJ, Lee TH, Shim KY, Hong SS, Goo DE. Pelvic congestion syndrome diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasonography. Phlebology. 2012;.
Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) presents with a non-cyclic pelvic pain lasting more than six months in duration in premenopausal women. Pelvic ultrasonography or computed tomography is usually the first imaging modality used to evaluate patients with suspected PCS. PCS is confirmed by visible congestion of the pelvic veins on selective ovarian venography. To our knowledge, the role of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has not been reported. EUS showed multiple dilated structures especially on left side around the uterus and ovaries, which are compatible with other radiological investigations of PCS Although PCS is not typical areas within the scope of practice of endosonographers, it is useful to be familiar with the findings. We report a case of PCS that was diagnosed with the aid of EUS.