Ovarian varices in healthy female kidney donors: incidence, morbidity, and clinical outcome.

@article{Belenky2002OvarianVI,
  title={Ovarian varices in healthy female kidney donors: incidence, morbidity, and clinical outcome.},
  author={Alexander Belenky and Gabriel Bartal and Eli Atar and Maya M Cohen and Gil Nissim Bachar},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2002},
  volume={179 3},
  pages={625-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Kidney donation is associated with ligation of the ovarian vein and is comparable to ovarian vein embolization. We evaluated the incidence, morbidity, and clinical outcome of ovarian varices in healthy female kidney donors before and 6 months after nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1994 and 2001, 273 healthy female kidney donors underwent preoperative abdominal aortography. The study group consisted of 27 women (9.9%) in whom retrograde flow in an incompetent left ovarian… CONTINUE READING

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