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Posted on Jun 2, 2021

Center for Vascular Medicine - Catonsville

What is May-Thurner Syndrome?

May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS), sometimes called Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome, primarily affects women between the ages of 20 and 45. Women diagnosed with MTS will have compression of the left iliac vein leading to a decrease in drainage of the left leg. If left untreated, this may lead to the formation of a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot).

The Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) can restrict blood flow causing pain, swelling and sometimes varicose veins in the left leg. May-Thurner Syndrome presents on the left side, though cases where there are right sided symptoms have been reported.

May-Thurner Treatment

At Center for Vascular Medicine, we strive to provide the most conservative treatments that will deliver long lasting relief. Most treatments are minimally invasive and are performed in the outpatient setting.
Using a combination of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and venography, the physician will precisely determine which vein segments are diseased and to what extent. Based on the length and severity of the diseased vessel, a balloon and stent may be deployed into the vein to restore blood flow.

Contact our Baltimore vascular doctor for more details.

Center for Vascular Medicine - Catonsville
1001 Pine Heights Avenue, Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21229
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