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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-161

May–thurner syndrome in a 31-year-old female with chronic deep vein thrombosis: A case report and review of the literature


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Unit, General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital, Katsina, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiology, General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital, Katsina, Nigeria

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Dr. Muhammad Nazir Shehu
Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Unit, General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital, Katsina
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njbcs.njbcs_29_20

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MayThurner syndrome (MTS) also known as iliocaval compression, occurs as a result of left common iliac vein compression by the right iliac artery. The syndrome is characterised by persistent leg swelling, venous ulcer, deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. However, it is rarely diagnosed with one of the causes of DVT. We hereby present a 31-year-old woman with persistent left lower limb DVT caused by MTS.


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