Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Pelvic congestion syndrome, or PCS, results from pelvic venous insufficiency (PVI), where the pelvic veins become enlarged (similar to varicose veins that are common in the lower legs). With PVI, pelvic varicose veins bulge and stretch, causing chronic pelvic pain and a sensation of heaviness in the lower pelvis. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is treated with pelvic embolization, an outpatient procedure that closes off blood supply to the failing veins and redirects it to normally functioning veins.
Pelvic Venous Embolization
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is treated with pelvic venous embolization, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that closes off blood supply to the failing veins and redirects blood flow to normally functioning veins in the pelvis. After treatment, patients can return to normal activities immediately.