Intravascular ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of iliac vein compression (May-Thurner) syndrome

Andrew R. Forauer, Joseph J. Gemmete, Narasimham L. Dasika, Kyung J. Cho, David M. Williams

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Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging and venography of the left common femoral and iliac veins were performed in 16 patients. The studies were evaluated for the anatomic cause of obstruction and how IVUS influenced endovascular management. IVUS demonstrated the cause of vessel compression in all 16 patients. Other findings, such as associated thrombus and guide wire localization within the residual vessel lumen, can modify the approach to intervention in as many as 50% of patients. IVUS is a useful adjunct in the diagnosis and endovascular management of iliac vein compression syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-527
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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