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Spontaneous rupture of the left common iliac vein associated with May Thurner syndrome: successful management with surgery and placement of an endovascular stent



Spontaneous rupture of the left common iliac vein associated with May Thurner syndrome: successful management with surgery and placement of an endovascular stent



British Journal of Radiology 80(956): E176



We report a case of spontaneous rupture of the left common iliac vein diagnosed pre-operatively with CT and successfully treated with surgery and placement of a stent. A 60-year-old woman was referred to our emergency room because of a sudden left lower abdominal pain and swelling of the left lower extremity. CT revealed a huge retroperitoneal haematoma and extrinsic compression of the left common iliac vein with acute thrombosis of deep veins of the left lower extremity. Venous patch angioplasty was performed at the site of spontaneous rupture. After thrombectomy with use of a Forgaty catheter, a stent was placed at the occluded segment of the left common iliac vein under the C-arm fluroscopic guidance. Follow-up CT 10 days and 8 months after initial examination demonstrated a venous stent with preserved luminal patency and striking resolution of deep vein thrombosis of the left lower extremity.

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Accession: 055891726

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PMID: 17762051

DOI: 10.1259/bjr/69371933


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