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of 'Vulvovaginal varicosities and pelvic congestion syndrome'
The pelvic congestion syndrome.
Br J Hosp Med. 1990;43(3):200.
Perivulval varices appear during pregnancy and usually disappear after delivery but become more prominent with subsequent pregnancies. They may extend over the buttock and may be associated with recurrent leg varices. Some patients have extensive varices in the broad ligaments and present with the pelvic congestion syndrome. These patients have been shown to have grossly dilated ovarian veins. Elimination of this proximal incompetence relieves the symptoms.
St Mary's Hospital, London.