Also known as iliac compression syndrome, May-Thurner Syndrome is a narrowing of the left common iliac vein, a blood vessel located in the pelvic area, by the overlying artery. If not treated, this could result in a blood clot called deep vein thrombosis, which could be life threatening.
About 2 to 5 percent of people who have vein disorders in this area have May-Thurner Syndrome. If you don’t get treatment, you could get pulmonary embolisms, which is a blood-clot that breaks free and travels in the bloodstream and becomes stuck in the lungs. If you see any of these symptoms below, make sure you contact Skin & Vein Center as soon as possible.
May-Thurner Syndrome is diagnosed through looking at the lower back and pelvic area by X-rays or ultrasounds. Once your doctor determines if you have May-Thurner Syndrome there are several treatment options she may recommend:
The staff at the Total Skin Center is skilled in treating a wide variety of skin and vein issues. Contact our office located in the Kansas City area today to learn more about our experienced staff and treatment options.