Memphis Vein Center
Kishore K. Arcot , MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, RPVI
Cardiology & Vascular Medicine located in Memphis, TN
If you have deep venous thrombosis, you’re also more likely to experience May-Thurner syndrome. May-Thurner syndrome is a common vein-related health problem that causes swelling and discomfort in the left leg. At Memphis Vein Center in Memphis, Tennessee, board-certified cardiologist Kishore Arcot, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, RPVI, and the caring team offer safe, effective treatments for May-Thurner syndrome. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.
May-Thurner Syndrome Q & A
What is May-Thurner syndrome?
May-Thurner Syndrome is also known as iliac compression syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when the right iliac artery which carries blood to your right leg compresses the left iliac vein which brings blood back to the heart as this vein gets compressed the blood pools in the left leg causing swelling, pain, discoloration and ultimately leading into a massive blood clot.
If you have May-Thurner Syndrome, you might not realize it right away. Over time, this condition causes decreased blood flow and drainage of the blood from the left lower extremity.
What are the symptoms of May-Thurner syndrome?
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots)
- Left leg pain
- Left leg swelling
- Heaviness in the legs
- Skin discoloration
- Leg ulcers
- Enlarged Veins
How is May-Thurner Syndrome diagnosed and treated?
In our office we perform a quick and easy testing technique using ultrasound by our specialized trained ultrasound technicians which allows Dr. Arcot to get a closer look at your iliac vein and he can immediately diagnose this condition.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms and diagnosis, you will undergo a simple outpatient procedure called angioplasty & stenting. During this procedure Dr. Arcot carefully inserts a catheter into the groin and inside the vein that is compressed. At the end of this catheter, there is balloon that will be inflated to open the compressed vein. Next a small mesh tube called a stent is inserted which allows the vein to remain open to allow adequate blood to flow through. The swelling of the left leg will decrease after the procedure.
For expert treatment of May-Thurner syndrome, schedule an appointment at Memphis Vein Center. Call or book online today.
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