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2021 Mar 19

J Med Case Rep



May-Thurner syndrome, a diagnosis to consider in young males with no risk factors: a case report and review of the literature.


May-Thurner syndrome is an anatomical condition characterized by compression of the left common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery, causing venous outflow obstruction. It is an uncommon cause of deep vein thrombosis and is more prevalent among women. This paper highlights the importance of considering May-Thurner syndrome in young males without risk factors presenting with left lower limb pain, as endovascular treatment may be required.