May–Thurner syndrome (MTS), also known as the iliac vein compression syndrome, is a condition in which compression of the common venous outflow tract of the left lower extremity may cause discomfort, swelling, pain or blood clots (deep venous thrombosis) in the iliofemoral veins.
Symptoms include dull aching, heaviness, leg cramps, increased pain upon standing, reduced pain when legs are raised, redness of the ankles and/or legs, skin color change thrombosis. The continued pulsation of the artery as it crosses over the vein and compresses it, cause inflammation and scarring in and around the vein. This narrows and blocks the outflow of the leg.
Diagnosing May-Thurner Syndrome:
Because symptoms of May-Thurner Syndrome can be mistaken for symptoms of venous insufficiency of the lower extremity, an inaccurate diagnosis can result. For this reason, you should always see an experienced vascular surgeon. A much more thorough investigation of the veins needs to be done – once medical causes have been excluded. Undiagnosed vein problems are a very common cause of swelling. Dr. Draughn, vein specialist has studied with the world’s pioneers and leading experts learning to diagnose and treat May-Thurner Syndrome.
Intravenous ultrasound is the newest state of the art technology to diagnose May-Thurner. A tiny ultrasound probe on the tip of a long catheter is inserted into the veins where very precise images and videos of the veins can be obtained. If a blockage of more than 50% is found – Venoplasty and Stenting is the recommended treatment.
VENOPLASTY AND STENTING:
At Vein Specialists of the Carolinas we have the cutting edge technology to diagnose and treat May Thurner Syndrome in our accredited office based surgical suite.
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