We highlight two valuable articles from the Case Files by Dr. George column in Vascular Disease Management in honor of DVT Awareness Month.
Eric Rosen, DO, Luke Groben, DO, Jon C. George, MD
ABSTRACT: May–Thurner syndrome is a rare condition involving compression of the left iliac vein by the right common iliac artery. Rarely, iliac vein compression syndromes are found to be right-sided and even more rarely bilateral. We present a rare case of bilateral iliac vein compression treated percutaneously with excellent results.
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2012:9(11):E186-E188
Vincent Varghese, DO, and Jon C. George, MD
ABSTRACT: Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus, is a frequent occurrence in clinical medicine. Isolated inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus, however, is a rare finding. Current treatment options for VTE include long-term anticoagulation, thrombolytic therapy, surgical thrombectomy, percutaneous reduction of thrombus burden, or a combination of these modalities. We describe a case of IVC thrombosis, which, after deployment of an IVC filter for distal embolization protection, was effectively treated with rheolytic thrombectomy.
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2011;8:E153–E154