May Thurner Syndrome: An Important Differential Diagnosis for DVT
Galang LD* and Tulsidas H
Internal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
- *Corresponding Author:
- Galang LD
Singapore General Hospital
1 Hospital Drive, Outram Road
Singapore 169608, Singapore
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 10, 2016; Accepted Date: April 01, 2016; Published Date: April 09, 2016
Citation: Galang LD, Tulsidas H (2016) May Thurner Syndrome: An Important Differential Diagnosis for DVT. J Vasc Med Surg 4:261. doi: 10.4172/2329-6925.1000261
Copyright: © 2016 Galang LD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
May Thurner Syndrome (MTS) is an anatomical variant in which the left common iliac vein is compressed against the fifth lumbar vertebra by the right common iliac artery resulting in lower extremity venous outflow obstruction. It is estimated to be present in about 20% of the population and predominantly seen in young females. It can present as acute or chronic DVT with symptoms of unilateral leg pain, edema, and / or varicosities. MTS related deep venous thrombosis (DVT) accounts for 2%-3% of all lower limb DVTs. In addition to standard anticoagulation, endovascular thrombolysis with angioplasty and stent placement is recommended as part of treatment.We present a case of a 43 year old female who presented with an unprovoked left DVT and diagnosis of MTS was made on CT scan.