Jens-Ove Schmidt, Marie Hvid Ipsen, Nicolaj Eldrup & Niels Bækgaard
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V01210067
Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a complication after deep venous thrombosis, causing considerable disability in affected patients. In this review, we present the aetiology, pathophysiology, risk factors and diagnosis of PTS and discuss different treatments with a special focus on endovascular treatment for iliac vein obstruction, which is documented as a safe, effective and durable treatment for severe PTS. Although treatment of PTS in Denmark currently only is based on conservative strategy, we would like to encourage, that endovascular treatment should be considered as a treatment option in these patients.