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IVC Filters, May-Thurner Syndrome, Pelvic Vein Stents

| Anatomy, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), IVC filters, Postthrombotic syndrome, Therapy, Uncategorized | Comments Off on IVC Filters, May-Thurner Syndrome, Pelvic Vein Stents

Stephan Moll, MD writes… An article for patients discussing (a) IVC filters, (b) narrowing of the main left pelvic vein (May-Thurner syndrome) and (c) pelvic venous stents has just been published (http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/133/6/e383.full.pdf).  Color images of anatomy, filters and stents are included as visual aids.  The article may be helpful as handout material for patients in clinic.

Reference:  Carroll S, Moll S. Circulation. 2016;133:e383-e387

 

Last updated: Feb 18th, 2016

Arm and Leg Veins – Anatomy + Terminology

| Anatomy, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Superficial thrombophlebitis, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Arm and Leg Veins – Anatomy + Terminology

Confusion as to which veins of arms and legs are superficial and which are deep can lead to misclassification superficial thrombophlebitis and DVT and, thus, to incorrect treatment decisions.

A. Arm Veins

Graph of  Arm vein terminology