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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

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INSUNZA F, Alvaro  and  HONORATO S., Magdalena. Septic pelvic thromboflebitis after cesarean section. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2020, vol.85, n.3, pp.275-280. ISSN 0048-766X.

A case of a woman on her 9th post-operative day after childbirth by cesarean section (CS) consulting with febrile spikes, otherwise asymptomatic, is presented. The diagnosis of a septic pelvic thrombophlebitis is proposed from the admission and treated with parenteral broad-spectrum antibiotics and low-molecular-weight heparin at therapeutic doses. Patient significantly improved on her third day of treatment. The diagnostic procedures, differential diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

Keywords : pelvic septic thrombophlebitis; ovarian vein thrombophlebitis.

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