Apr 28, 2017
Author: Samuel Killian M.D.
extremity DVTs are extremely common. There are more left lower
extremity DVT due to anatomical variation.
- May-Thurner Syndrome is a form of anatomical
variation in which the left iliac artery compresses the left iliac
- Anticoagulation may not be sufficient to treat
those with May-Thurner syndrome - endovascular stenting may be
- Patients with with recurrent LLE DVT,
especially those in whom anticoagulation fails, should be referred
to a specialist.
References: Peters M, Syed RK, Katz M, et al. May-Thurner
syndrome: a not so uncommon cause of a common condition.
Proceedings (Baylor University