The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Case Report

May-Thurner Syndrome: A Case Report

Eurasian J Med 2011; 43: 129-131
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2011.29
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May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) or iliac vein compression syndrome is caused by compression of the left common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery. This obstruction may cause leg swelling, varicosities, deep venous thrombosis, chronic venous stasis ulcers, or more serious complications, such as pulmonary embolism. Iliac vein compression can be assessed with computed tomography (CT) and iliac venography. The goals of treatment are to reduce symptoms and to reduce the risk of complications. Stent placement is an alternative method to a direct surgical approach. We present a case of MTS, treated with stent placement.

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