Predictors of Disease Recurrence after Venoplasty and Stent Placement for May–Thurner Syndrome

Sergey Bondarev, Eric J. Keller, Timothy Han, Victoria A. Young, Suraj Gupta, Robert L. Vogelzang, Mark Eskandari, Scott A. Resnick*

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Purpose: To identify factors independently associated with disease recurrence after venoplasty and stent placement for May–Thurner syndrome (MTS). Materials and Methods: Fifty-nine consecutive patients (age, 47 y ± 15; 93% female) were identified who had undergone endovascular stent placement for MTS. Patient charts were reviewed for demographic data, risk factors for venous thrombosis, comorbidities, and venous inflow or outflow at first follow-up (3 wk to 6 mo after treatment). Logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors of symptom recurrence or repeat intervention, and multivariate analysis of variance and receiver operator characteristic curve analysis were used to assess relationships between degrees of in-stent stenosis and other variables in the 73% of patients with available cross-sectional imaging. Median follow up was 20.7 months (interquartile range, 4.7–49.5 mo). Results: All procedures were technically successful. Disease recurrence, defined as symptom recurrence following initial postprocedural resolution, was observed in 38% of patients. No preprocedural variable was found to be independently predictive of disease recurrence; however, poor venous inflow or outflow were both strongly associated with recurrent disease, with adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals of 38.02 (3.76–384.20; P = .002) and 7.00 (1.15–42.71; P = .04), respectively. Higher degrees of in-stent stenosis were also associated with symptom recurrence, with an area under the curve of 0.93 (P = .000002) and 39%–41% stenosis being 78%–83% sensitive and 88%–92% specific for symptom recurrence. Conclusions: These results suggest that cross-sectional imaging can help differentiate patients in whom closer follow-up may be warranted after venoplasty and stent placement for MTS and also guide counseling regarding prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1549-1554
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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