Pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with May-Thurner syndrome: a case report


A 41-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room with symptoms compatible with deep vein thrombosis affecting the left lower extremity and pulmonary thromboembolism. A CT scan was consistent with pulmonary emboli and thrombosis of the iliac veins extending to the inferior vena cava, which persisted even after correct systemic fibrinolytic therapy. For this reason, a venography was performed and local thrombolysis was administered. Venography revealed a compression of the left common iliac vein caused by the right common iliac artery, so that the patient was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome. The clinical features of this anatomical condition and sometimes lethal clinical syndrome are discussed.

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@inproceedings{RomeroAcevedo2016PulmonaryTI, title={Pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with May-Thurner syndrome: a case report}, author={Luc{\'i}a Romero-Acevedo and Rosa Ros-Vilamaj{\'o} and Selena Gala Aguilera-Garc{\'i}a and Emilio Gonz{\'a}lez-Reimers and Rub{\'e}n Hern{\'a}ndez-Luis and Mar{\'i}a Blanca Monereo-Mu{\~n}oz and Francisco D{\'i}az-Romero}, year={2016} }