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May-Thurner Syndrome

May-Thurner Syndrome, sometimes referred to as iliac compression syndrome, is a condition named after R. May and J. Thurner, the first to document this disorder in 1957. This syndrome is hereditary, during which the left common iliac vein narrows due to pressure from the nearby artery. This tightening of the affected vein from the pressure of artery above increases the likelihood of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be deadly if left untreated.

At Heartland Vein and Vascular Institute, we are experts in the proper detection and diagnosis of this syndrome.

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