Venous compression syndromes: Clinical features, imaging findings and management

S. R. Butros, R. Liu, G. R. Oliveira, S. Ganguli, S. Kalva

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Extrinsic venous compression is caused by compression of the veins in tight anatomic spaces by adjacent structures, and is seen in a number of locations. Venous compression syndromes, including Paget-Schroetter syndrome, Nutcracker syndrome, May-Thurner syndrome and popliteal venous compression will be discussed. These syndromes are usually seen in young, otherwise healthy individuals, and can lead to significant overall morbidity. Aside from clinical findings and physical examination, diagnosis can be made with ultrasound, CT, or MR conventional venography. Symptoms and haemodynamic significance of the compression determine the ideal treatment method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20130284
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1030
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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