May-Thurner Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Deep Venous Thrombosis.
Cureus. 2018 May 29;10(5):e2700
Authors: Khalid S, Khalid A, Meridores T, Daw H
May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is a medical condition where the left iliac vein is compressed by the right iliac artery, which in turn predisposes patients to deep venous thrombosis (DVT). We present a case of a 67-year-old female who had pain and swelling of the left leg. Ultrasound of the deep veins of the leg revealed DVT of the distal external iliac vein. She was treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis and stent placement. Finally, she was discharged on long-term anticoagulation with warfarin. The purpose of presenting this case is to highlight the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of MTS.
PMID: 30062074 [PubMed]