Round ligament varicosities mimicking inguinal hernias in pregnancy: importance of color Doppler sonography


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UZUN M., Akkan K., Coskun B.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.16, no.2, pp.150-152, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4261/1305-3825.dir.1887-08.2
  • Journal Name: DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-152
  • Keywords: pregnancy, round ligament, varicose veins, inguinal canal, VARICES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Round ligament varicosities are easily misdiagnosed as an obstructed hernia in a gravid patient. When this condition is diagnosed correctly, unnecessary intervention may be prevented. We aimed to determine the significance of round ligament varicosities in pregnancy and to describe their clinical presentation and sonographic appearance.