May-Thurner Syndrome, also known as iliac vein compression syndrome, occurs when the right iliac artery squeezes the left iliac vein against the lumbar spine inside the abdomen. Because of this compression, blood flow is slowed and pressure is increased in the left pelvis and leg. The majority of patients are asymptomatic and do not require treatment. Some patients may show symptoms such as large Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), which is a type of blood clot that can be very serious.
As stated above, many patients are asymptomatic and show no signs. You may be more likely to have May-Thurner Syndrome if you:
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when blood moves too slowly through your veins, and a blood clot is formed. Typically, in a healthy vein, the pressure from vein walls creates a compression to help push the blood through the vein. In a damaged vein, venous disease causes the blood to pool and expands the veins, causing blood to flow slower. DVT typically occurs in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis.
Infinity Vascular Institute provides patients with the most innovative diagnostic equipment and advanced endovascular treatment options in an outpatient setting, also known as an Office-Based Lab (OBL). More specifically, we offer: