May-Thurner syndrome

Presentation

Left lower limb chronic oedema

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Well visualized IVC with average caliber and no intraluminal thrombosis.

Significant chronic compression of the left common iliac vein against the lumbar vertebrae by the overlying right common iliac artery with subsequent pre compression dilatation.

Linear filling defects representing thrombi seen within the proximal right CIV.

Case Discussion

This is a case of May-Thurner syndrome, which is a disorder resulting from chronic compression of the left common iliac vein between the overlying right common iliac artery and adjacent lumbar vertebrae. It is usually observed in young women in the 2nd to 4th decades of life.

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Case Information

rID: 52416
Case created: 6th Apr 2017
Last edited: 10th Apr 2017
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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