*  What You Need to Know About May-Thurner Syndrome
May-Thurner Syndrome, also known as iliac vein compression syndrome, describes a condition where pressure builds up in the left common iliac vein, a blood vessel located in the pelvic area
*  May-Thurner Syndrome & Clotting (DVT/PE) Risk
May-Thurner Syndrome occurs when the left iliac vein is compressed by the right iliac artery, which narrows the left iliac vein leading to leg pain and swelling and increases the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
*  May-Thurner Syndrome (and related topics) Glossary 1 - PDF
May-Thurner Syndrome (and related topics) Glossary 1 DISCLAIMER: This document is not the work of medical professionals and only contains information, not advice. It is intended to be used as quick reference
*  Inferior Vena Cava Filters, May-Thurner Syndrome, and Vein Stents | Circulation
The potential benefit of a filter is clear: It is meant to catch moderate-sized or large clots and prevent them from traveling to the lung. Filters do not prevent new clots-leg or pelvic DVT or clots in and around the filter-from forming. There are potential downsides of having a filter in place. The most common complication from placing an IVC filter is a hematoma or bleeding at the catheter insertion site in the neck or groin. This is typically not a major problem because the hematoma resolves.. Probably the most important potential problem is that a large clot or multiple smaller clots can become trapped in the filter and make it harder for blood to travel from the legs to the heart. This may lead to further DVTs below the filter, sometimes involving both legs. In addition, a clot can form on the upper side of the filter and still lead to a PE. Thus, PEs can happen despite an IVC filter. Less common complications include small pieces of the metal frame of the filter breaking off; the filter ...
*  Procedure Part | Montclair Radiology
MRV or MR venogram, is a test that looks for narrowing or clot in the veins throughout the body. It is used most commonly in the brain, abdomen, and pelvis. In the brain, an unexplained headache and risk factors for clot formation, may prompt a search for clot in the major veins of the brain. In patients with swelling in the legs, MRV of the abdomen and pelvis can look for clot in the major veins draining the legs, abdomen and pelvis. It can also detect congenital abnormalities in the veins than can lead to leg swelling, such as May-Thurner syndrome. MRV can also evaluate for pelvic congestion syndrome, a condition causing pelvic pain in women that is associated with enlarged, varicose pelvic veins.. ...
*  May Thurner syndrome « Healthcare Professionals Blog | Clot Connect
Stephan Moll, MD writes… An article for patients discussing (a) IVC filters, (b) narrowing of the main left pelvic vein (May-Thurner syndrome) and (c) pelvic venous stents has just been published (http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/133/6/e383.full.pdf). Color images of anatomy, filters and stents are included as visual aids. The article may be helpful as handout material for patients in clinic.. Reference: Carroll S, Moll S. Circulation. 2016;133:e383-e387. Last updated: Feb 18th, 2016. ...
*  Field Lilies: 2015
I don't think I've ever before wanted so badly to get Christmas behind me and to be starting a new year. I haven't written anything here about the leg discomfort I've been having, but I've been struggling with Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome (aka May Thurner Syndrome) since late summer. And that is following two surgeries my husband had earlier in the summer, which followed an attack of vertigo I had in the dentist's chair this past spring when I was having a tooth prepped for a crown, followed by oral surgery for an infection in an old root canal, followed by a new root canal for the tooth that had been prepped for a crown. Oh, and I almost forgot, one of our sons broke his hand in the late winter when he slipped getting out of his car and fell on the ice. And another son recently had a health concern that sent us to the ER with him on a Sunday afternoon (thankfully that ended up not being too terribly ...
*  Internal Iliac Vein - Anatomy Pictures and Information
The internal iliac veins come from deep in the pelvic region and rise to the lower portion of the abdomen, where they join with the right and left external iliac veins and form the common iliac veins. These, in turn, merge to produce the inferior vena cava at the level of the fifth lumbar vertebra. In the pelvic region, blood...
*  Deep circumflex iliac vein | Article about Deep circumflex iliac vein by The Free Dictionary
Looking for Deep circumflex iliac vein? Find out information about Deep circumflex iliac vein. blood vessel that returns blood to the heart heart, muscular organ that pumps blood to all parts of the body. The rhythmic beating of the heart is a... Explanation of Deep circumflex iliac vein
*  Internal Iliac Vein Function, Anatomy & Diagram | Body Maps- idolreplicas.info
The internal iliac vein starts at the upper region of the greater sciatic foramen, a large gap in the bone of the pelvis on each side of the sacrum. It continues behind the internal iliac artery and reaches the pelvis. From there it meets the external iliac vein , and
*  Spontaneous Rupture of the Left External Iliac Vein: Case Report - pdf descargar
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*  High prevalence of iliofemoral venous thrombosis with severe groin infection among injecting drug users in North East Scotland:...
Deep venous thrombosis after intravenous drug use has been described previously. Seven patients in the USA developed upper limb deep venous thrombosis after injecting cocaine,4 four patients in the UK reported lower limb deep venous thrombosis after injecting temazepam (part of a larger series on the complications of temazepam abuse),5 and 14 patients in Australia reported lower limb deep venous thrombosis after injecting methadone (part of a larger series on the complications of methadone injection).6 There have been three other small case series in the non-English literature: Brazil, six patients,7Spain, three patients,8 and Norway, four patients.9 This series represents the largest to date and is the first to describe the use of LMWH in treatment.. In our study the age of our patients (median 28 years) and the duration of their injecting "career" (median 6.5 years) suggest that iliofemoral venous thrombosis occurs after many years of self injection, when available superficial veins have ...
*  SCVS - Fast Track Thrombolysis for Acute Iliofemoral Venous Occlusions: A Novel Approach to Minimize Complications of Standard...
SCVS 2017 Abstracts: Fast Track Thrombolysis for Acute Iliofemoral Venous Occlusions: A Novel Approach to Minimize Complications of Standard Thrombolytic Therapy
*  Patent US7758634 - Bifurcated stent and delivery system - Google Patents
A bifurcated stent includes a first stent section and a second stent section. The first stent section is balloon expandable, has an unexpanded configuration, an expanded configuration, and a tubular wall defining a secondary opening. The secondary stent section is self-expanding and an end of the secondary stent section is engaged to a portion of the tubular wall of the primary stent section defining the secondary opening. The secondary stent section has an unexpanded configuration with a first length and an expanded configuration with a second length where the first length is less than the second length. The secondary stent section is expanded to the expanded configuration after the primary stent section is expanded to the expanded configuration. The secondary stent section forms a portion of the tubular wall of the primary stent section in the unexpanded configuration.
*  Randomized Controlled Trial of Ultrasound-Assisted Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Acute Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary...
Background-In patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), systemic thrombolysis improves right ventricular (RV) dilatation, is associated with major bleeding, and is withheld in many patients at risk. This multicenter randomized controlled trial investigated whether ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (USAT) is superior to anticoagulation alone in the reversal of RV dilatation in intermediate-risk patients. Methods and Results-Fifty-nine patients (63±14 years) with acute main or lower lobe PE and echocardiographic right-to-left ventricular dimension (RV/LV) ratio ≥1.0 were randomized to receive unfractionated heparin (UFH) and an USAT regimen of 10-20 mg rt-PA over 15 hours (N = 30, USAT group), or UFH alone (N = 29, heparin group). Primary outcome was the difference in the RV/LV ratio from baseline to 24 hours. Safety outcomes included death, major and minor bleeding, and recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) at 90 days. In the USAT group, the mean RV/LV ratio was reduced ...
*  Unexpected major role for venous stenting in deep reflux
This research is not about CCSVI in the CNS, but I thought it was interesting for some of the conclusions which were reached and especially because there has been discussion on the forum about the patency of stents and because ...
*  Nonthrombotic Pulmonary Embolism (Air, Amniotic Fluid, Fat, Tumor)
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*  Leg swelling - Symptoms
Leg swelling can occur in any part of the legs, including the feet, ankles, calves and thighs. Leg swelling can result either from fluid buildup (fluid retention) or from inflammation in injured or diseased tissues or joints.
*  Patent US7824438 - Method for placement of a stent assembly in a bifurcated vessel - Google Patents
A method for placing a stent assembly in a bifurcated vessel in an animal body, such as a human, includes inserting primary and secondary guidewires from a location external of the body through the primary vessel. The second guidewire is also inserted into the secondary or branch vessel beyond a bifurcation area. The primary and secondary guidewires are then inserted into a primary stent and catheter assembly such that the assembly can move along the guidewires into and through the primary vessel to the bifurcation area where the primary stent is expanded. While retaining the secondary guidewire in the vessels, the remainder of the catheter assembly and primary guidewire are removed. Then the secondary stent, mounted on a catheter, is passed through the primary vessel using the secondary guidewire as a guide, past the bifurcation area and into the secondary vessel. There, the secondary stent is expanded to form the bifurcated stent assembly in an efficient and practical manner.
*  Leg Swelling (Edema) during Pregnancy Symptom Guide 80.30 - Drugs.com
Check medical symptoms for leg swelling (edema) during pregnancy with the self-assessment symptom checker. Legs and feet guide section 80.30
*  Leg Swelling (Edema) during Pregnancy Symptom Guide 80.7 - Drugs.com
Check medical symptoms for leg swelling (edema) during pregnancy with the self-assessment symptom checker. Legs and feet guide section 80.7
*  Had the Phlebography/Venogram today-All my veins are NORMAL!
Hi, As i said yesterday i had a Doppler exam, and there was no stenosis in the jugular veins - just that the right JV looked a bit thinner than the left - not stenosis tho. So this morning i ...
*  When is 'idiopathic intracranial hypertension' no longer idiopathic? | Practical Neurology
Figure 1 Magnetic resonance venography (MRV). (A) MR Venogram at time of diagnosis with IIH in 2007: flow signal is seen in the transverse and sigmoid sinuses bilaterally, although they are asymmetrical, the right side being dominant. (B) MR Venogram 2007. Lack of flow signal in the distal transverse sinuses (arrows) is the characteristic appearance seen in IIH. (C) MR Venogram at time of diagnosis with VST in 2012: there is no flow signal in the left transverse and sigmoid sinuses. (D) MR Venogram 2012. The characteristic IIH appearance remains on the right (arrow). ...
*  NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens - Venogram
The amount of radiation used during a venogram is considered minimal; therefore, the risk for radiation exposure is very low.. If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, you should notify your physician. Radiation exposure during pregnancy may lead to birth defects.. Because contrast dye is used, there is a risk for allergic reaction to the dye. Patients who are allergic to or sensitive to medications, contrast dye, or iodine should notify their physician.. Patients with kidney failure or other kidney problems should notify their physician. In some cases, the contrast dye can cause kidney failure, especially if the person is taking Glucophage (a diabetic medication).. Notify your physician if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting.. For certain individuals, a venogram may be contraindicated. These include persons with a known allergy to contrast dye, ...