Ovarian vein thrombosis: A complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Louisa Ho, Grayson Hall, Richard Thomas, Darren Beiko


The medical and surgical complications of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) are well-known, including deep venous thrombosis. Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) is a rare, but potentially serious type of venous thrombosis that has not previously been reported as a complication of PCNL or ureteral stent placement. We report a case of OVT associated with ureteral stenting following a tubeless PCNL. This complication was successfully managed conservatively without any short- or long-term sequelae.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3728