The results address inconsistency in the published literature regarding long-term outcomes after stenting of saphenous vein
grafts (SVG), added Prof.
For all the patients, lengths of the stripped great saphenous veins
were checked intraoperatively to see whether the entire length of vein had been extracted or not.
The procedures done were ligation and disconnection of the GSV at the SFJ (Trendelenberg operation) followed by complete removal of the vein up to the knee, subfascial ligation of below knee and ankle perforators, stripping of small saphenous vein
after ligation at saphenopopliteal junction.
25,26) Pretreatment venous ultrasound mapping--a process in which the patient stands upright while compression is applied to the saphenous veins
and their tributaries to test the valves for normal flow--combined with real-time duplex imaging, minimizes the chance of arterial injection, extravasation, and tissue necrosis.
Radiofrequency and laser technologies have the potential--despite the use of tumescent anesthesia--to cause thermal injury, particularly in patients with relatively thin skin or in whom the veins are very superficial; they also have the potential to produce clots in the saphenous vein
that may propagate into the femoral vein with the attendant risks of pulmonary embolism.
Improved patency rates and long-term survival of ITA when compared with saphenous vein
grafts have made ITA to be the best choice of conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
The GSV is usually small further down the calf; the size transition seen on ultrasound guides where to access the GSV Occasionally, the puncture and treatment can be applied to superficial tributaries that remain relatively straight and parallel to the course of the GSV In this case, these so-called superficial accessory saphenous veins
can be accessed directly at the most peripheral part of the straight segment.
The procedure seems ideally suited to patients with chronic, symptomatic, and recurrent varicosities secondary to incompetence of the saphenous veins
and accumulation of blood in the legs.
announced successful enrollment in a 30-patient, prospective, single-arm clinical study of the Sapheon Closure System -- a single-use, minimally invasive approach to the treatment of saphenous vein
The technique involves making a 2 cm incision near the inguinal ligament, and then exposing, ligating, and then cutting the great saphenous vein
(GSV) and its tributaries 0.
INTRODUCTION: Great saphenous vein
is longest vein in the body.
Grube and his associates have saturated saphenous veins
with small bits of DNA that mimic a target sequence for the E2F transcription factor.