May-Thurner syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Omar Bashir


Case Discussion

May-Thurner syndrome is caused by left iliac vein compression by the overlying right common iliac artery. The patient is typically a young female (second to fourth decade) presenting with left ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis(DVT). The presence of a spur, possibly from injury to the vein endothelium from the arterial pulsations, predisposes to the development of DVT and differentiates this condition from bland DVT. 

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Case information

rID: 17031
Published: 11th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
System: Vascular
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