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Deep vein thrombosis: remember the mechanical causes
  1. Thomas D Dobbs1,
  2. Nicholas Aveyard2,
  3. Mark J Bratby3,
  4. Philip Hormbrey1
  1. 1Department of Accident and Emergency, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  2. 2University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas D Dobbs, Department of Accident and Emergency, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford University Hospitals, Headley Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 9DU, UK; tomdobbs{at}

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A 32-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with acute-onset left leg pain. Duplex ultrasound scan demonstrated an iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT). CT venogram confirmed the presence of a left-sided iliofemoral DVT and demonstrated May–Thurner syndrome (MTS; figure 1). She underwent thrombectomy and stenting and has made good recovery with …

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  • Contributors TD and NA wrote the manuscript. MB provided images and edited the manuscript. PH identified the case, edited the manuscript and is senior author.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.