Pelvic congestion syndrome is a common cause of chronic abdominal and pelvic pain, most often seen in women. This is caused by dilated, malfunctioning veins within the abdomen and pelvis.
Symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome can have a significant impact on quality of life and include:
Pelvic congestion syndrome is often diagnosed based on a thorough history/clinical examination and a CT Venogram or MRV demonstrating dilated pelvic veins.
Pelvic congestion syndrome can be difficult to treat and requires a multidisciplinary team approach as well as an individualized treatment plan. Some patients undergo embolization or closing off of dilated pelvic veins through a minimally invasive procedure.