External iliac vein stenosis owing to prolonged cycling

Amr Salam, Jayer Chung, Ross Milner

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Prolonged cycling has previously been associated with external iliac artery stenosis, termed "cyclists' iliac syndrome." However, no association between external iliac vein stenoses and cycling has been previously described. We describe a unique case of a 70-yearold cyclist presenting with an iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis owing to an external iliac vein stenosis. This is the first case of a potential association between cycling and iliac vein stenosis. Further study and follow-up will be required to assess whether angioplasty and stenting is the optimal method of therapy for iliac vein stenoses owing to cycling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Cycling
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • External iliac vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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