May-Thurner syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Recurrent left sided lower limb deep venous thrombosis of undetermined cause.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Female

The left common iliac vein is compressed against the vertebral body by the overlying right CIA.

The left common iliac vein  is smaller than usual as it travels beyond the compression point due to chronic compression.

Case Discussion

Appearances are consistent with May-Thurner syndrome and it explains the recurrent unilateral deep venous thrombosis in this patient.

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Case information

rID: 47925
Published: 4th Nov 2016
Last edited: 23rd Dec 2016
System: Vascular
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