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Preoperative colour-coded duplex examination of the saphenopopliteal junction in recurrent varicosis of the short saphenous vein.
Cardiovasc Surg. 1993 Dec; 1(6):686-9.CS

Abstract

Undetected anatomical variations of the short saphenous vein are a major contributing factor to recurrent varicose veins in the saphenous vein area. Perioperative venography and varicography of the short saphenous vein have been proposed as a means of exact localization of its termination. The present study evaluated whether colour-coded duplex examination constituted a reliable alternative for localization of the saphenopopliteal junction. Between 1989 and 1990, 12 patients were reoperated on after previous classical ligation of the short saphenous vein. Preoperative colour-coded duplex examination revealed an abnormally high saphenopopliteal junction with persistent reflux in 11 patients and a Giacomini vein in one. When comparing these results with venographic and operative findings an accuracy of 100% was reached in these specific cases. It is concluded that for patients with recurrent varicosis of the short saphenous vein, preoperative colour-coded duplex examination provides a reliable non-invasive alternative to venography in the exact localization of the saphenopopliteal junction.

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Department of Surgery, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8076123

Citation

De Maeseneer, M G., et al. "Preoperative Colour-coded Duplex Examination of the Saphenopopliteal Junction in Recurrent Varicosis of the Short Saphenous Vein." Cardiovascular Surgery (London, England), vol. 1, no. 6, 1993, pp. 686-9.
De Maeseneer MG, De Hert SG, Van Schil PE, et al. Preoperative colour-coded duplex examination of the saphenopopliteal junction in recurrent varicosis of the short saphenous vein. Cardiovasc Surg. 1993;1(6):686-9.
De Maeseneer, M. G., De Hert, S. G., Van Schil, P. E., Vanmaele, R. G., & Eyskens, E. J. (1993). Preoperative colour-coded duplex examination of the saphenopopliteal junction in recurrent varicosis of the short saphenous vein. Cardiovascular Surgery (London, England), 1(6), 686-9.
De Maeseneer MG, et al. Preoperative Colour-coded Duplex Examination of the Saphenopopliteal Junction in Recurrent Varicosis of the Short Saphenous Vein. Cardiovasc Surg. 1993;1(6):686-9. PubMed PMID: 8076123.
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