Nonthrombotic Iliac Vein Lesion (May-Thurner Syndrome)

  • Riju Ramachandran Menon


Symptomatic nonthrombotic iliac vein lesion resulting from external compression of the left common iliac vein usually by the right common iliac artery is known as May-Thurner syndrome. It is considered as a permissive lesion, requiring the superimposition of a second pathology for manifestations of symptoms. Initially it was considered to be a risk factor for the development of left-sided, iliofemoral thrombosis. The introduction of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has brought out the relevance of this anomaly in the genesis of primary chronic venous insufficiency. This chapter deals with the following aspects:


Iliac Artery Intravascular Ultrasound Iliac Vein Common Iliac Artery Vein Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General SurgeryAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita LaneKochiIndia

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