alexa Abstract | May Thurner Syndrome: An Important Differential Diagnosis for DVT
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Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery
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Abstract

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.

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Author(s): Galang LD* and Tulsidas H

Keywords

DVT, May Thurner syndrome, Iliac vein compression syndrome, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Arteries, Arteriosclerosis, Blood Clot Symptoms, Brain Aneurysm Symptoms, Carotid Artery, Femoral Artery, Heart Disease, Hypotension, Ischemic Heart Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Stent, Vascular, Vascular Dementia, DVT, May Thurner syndrome, Iliac vein compression syndrome

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