How should we treat May-Thurner syndrome and other causes of iliac vein obstruction? Examining the evidence

Amir Azarbal, Vincent Santo, Greg Moneta

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    Abstract

    May-Thurner syndrome most commonly refers to left-sided iliofemoral vein obstruction caused by compression of the left common iliac vein between the right common iliac artery and lumbar vertebrae. However, other forms of May-Thurner syndrome have been described, and May-Thurner syndrome is part of a larger spectrum of venous disease, iliac vein obstruction. May-Thurner syndrome and other forms of iliac vein obstruction can present with acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis or chronic venous symptoms of pain, swelling, skin changes and ulceration. The treatment of May-Thurner syndrome and other forms of iliac vein obstruction has evolved with the advancements of endovascular surgery.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)95-101
    Number of pages7
    JournalInterventional Cardiology (London)
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

    Keywords

    • May-Thurner syndrome
    • iliac vein compression
    • iliac vein obstruction
    • iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis
    • venous stent

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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