Bilateral Ovarian Vein Thrombosis

A 35 year old G4P4 female presented with worsening left flank pain for the last 2 days.


Pain was described as:

  • Constant and low intensity in the left flank with episodes of exacerbation for about 5 years.
  • Severe since last 2 days.
  • Non-cyclic.
  • Radiating to left shoulder, left lower abdomen and lower back.
  • Partially alleviated with supine position.
  • No aggravating factors.

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Post-Procedure GSV Thrombophlebitis

A 21year-old healthy female presented with symptomatic varicose veins localized to right medial and proximal calf for about one year.


  • Aching, heaviness, and tenderness around the veins
  • Aggravating factors: Long standing
  • Alleviating factors: Leg elevation, wearing compression stockings

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Dr. Gasparis talks IVC filters, retrievals, and protocols for follow-up care

We recently reached out to Dr. Antonios Gasparis, professor of surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, to learn more about his hospital’s venous thromboembolism (VTE) team. Upon its formation, the team was tasked with managing patients who have received IVC filters, including tracking eligible patients for outpatient follow-up and filter retrieval. Following is Dr. Gasparis’ description of the roles of the VTE team, results of protocol implementation, and suggestions for physicians who would like to create a similar program at their facility. Below, Dr. Gasparis answers the following question.

What are your current IVC filter retrieval protocols both with patients already under your care and when referred to you from another physician? Also, what are the key elements to success for overcoming challenges you experience within those protocols?


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