Iliac Vein Compression

  • Compression of the Iliac vein by the Iliac artery (May-Thurner Syndrome/Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome) inhibits venous flow and is the most probable cause of Iliofemoral Deep Venous Thrombosis
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) can cause leg pain, swelling and redness of the skin
  • Of patients with class 5 and 6 chronic venous insufficiency, 37% of patients have at least 50% narrowing at some point in the iliac or caval venous systems.
  • A dedicated venous stent will counteract compressive forces in the iliac vein to allow for adequate blood flow and improve the quality of life for May Thurner patients. 

“Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS).” The Whiteley Clinic.