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Curious case of acute unilateral deep vein thrombosis: May-thurner syndrome

Manohar Bhat, Ebenezer Rabindrarajan

Keywords : Deep vein thrombosis, iliac vein compression, May-Thurner syndrome

Citation Information : Bhat M, Rabindrarajan E. Curious case of acute unilateral deep vein thrombosis: May-thurner syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (7):558-560.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_393_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) or iliac vein compression syndrome is an uncommon cause of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limb occurring, especially on the left side. It occurs due to compression of the left common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery and occurs predominantly in young females. The awareness of such a presentation is essential to guide therapy. We report one such unusual case of acute-onset DVT of the left lower limb due to MTS.

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