Sunday, November 10, 2013

April Showers

A 30 year old woman presents with an unprovoked pulmonary embolism. In searching for the cause, a contrast MRI is performed, shown above.

Challenge: What's the syndrome?

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Anonymous said...

may thurner syndrome!

Craig Chen said...

April Showers

May-Thurner syndrome involves compression of the left common iliac vein between the overlying right common iliac artery and the underlying vertebral body and is associated with unprovoked left iliofemoral DVT or chronic venous insufficiency.

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