May-Thurner syndrom: Diagnose und behandlung

Translated title of the contribution: May-Thurner syndrome: Diagnosis and management

Nicholas F. Brazeau, Harlan B. Harvey, Erique G. Pinto, Amy Deipolyi, Richard L. Hesketh, Rahmi Oklu

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For over fifty years, the pathogenesis of May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) has been associated with chronic left common iliac vein compression resulting in the formation of intraluminal, permanent obstructive lesions. However, despite this association, the mechanism by which compression produces these lesions is unknown. Diagnostic accuracy of MTS is critical since it often afflicts young patients requiring endovascular management. Th is review will focus on the historical, embryological and evolutionary description of MTS and examine its development, diagnosis, clinical management and potential diagnostic errors.

Translated title of the contributionMay-Thurner syndrome: Diagnosis and management
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)96-105
Number of pages10
JournalVasa - Journal of Vascular Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Iliac vein compression
  • May-Thurner syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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