Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Case Report

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


Department of Radiology, Çağ Medical Center, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Güven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2010; 16: 150-152
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.1887-08.2
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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.
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