May-Thurner Syndrome, the Role of Endovascular Intervention with Review of Published Treatment and Follow up Strategies
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alfahad A
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Hull
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 08, 2015; Accepted Date: August 11, 2015; Published Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: Alfahad A, Lakshminarayan R, Ahmed M (2015) May-Thurner Syndrome, the Role of Endovascular Intervention with Review of Published Treatment and Follow up Strategies. J Clin Diagn Res 3:118. doi:10.4172/2376-0311.1000118
Copyright: © 2015 Alfahad A, 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 is a unique condition that strikes mainly young people. Its prevalence is likely underestimated and perhaps ranges from 22 to 32%. May-Thurner is under reported and often miss-diagnosed in accident and emergency, which can result in long term complication (post thrombotic syndrome) with its detrimental effect in this young age group. We describe a case of May-Thurner syndrome, a near miss, with review of published treatment and follow up strategies. This includes direct catheter thrombolysis, angioplasty, stenting, and IVC filter placement. Our patient has made a good recovery on follow up.