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Case Report
May-Thurner Syndrome: A Case Report
1 Applied Imaging Science Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA  
Eurasian J Med 2011; 43: 129-131
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2011.29
Key Words: Iliac vein compression, May-Thurner Syndrome
Abstract

 

May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) or iliac vein compression syndrome is caused by compression of the left common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery. This obstruction may cause leg swelling, varicosities, deep venous thrombosis, chronic venous stasis ulcers, or more serious complications, such as pulmonary embolism. Iliac vein compression can be assessed with computed tomography (CT) and iliac venography. The goals of treatment are to reduce symptoms and to reduce the risk of complications. Stent placement is an alternative method to a direct surgical approach. We present a case of MTS, treated with stent placement.

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