saphenous veins


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Related to saphenous veins: accessory saphenous vein, Lesser saphenous vein
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sa·phe·nous veins

n., pl. venas safenas, dos venas superficiales de la pierna.
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Saphenous veins from the legs may be used to bridge plaque-filled coronary arteries as part of coronary bypass surgery, but eventually they too can become blocked (atherosclerosis) and require stents to keep them open.
Diameter of the great saphenous veins at the thigh and below the knee levels were greater than 6 and 4 mm and were especially dilated much more around the origins of the perforator veins.
Incompetence of saphenous veins and perforators were determined by Trendelenberg and multiple tourniquet tests.
None of the five PICC lines placed in the saphenous veins migrated, lead author Dr.
Radial arteries taken from the arm make better conduits for bypass surgery than saphenous veins from the legs, concluded a study presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in April.
Some 267 greater saphenous veins were evaluated at the follow-up and demonstrated a 93% occlusion rate using Kaplan-Meier analysis.
Successful treatment of both the great and small saphenous veins and long-term maintenance of vein closure are the norm, with rates ranging from 88% to 100% for both RFA (13,14) and ELT, regardless of vein size.
The device is specifically indicated for the treatment of reflux of the saphenous veins associated with varicose veins and varicosities.
Rooke reported results from a retrospective study of 96 patients (mean age 53 years) with incompetent saphenous veins, in whom the use of coil occlusion and sclerosis resulted in complete occlusion of the target vein in 94% of 119 limbs, and partial occlusion in the remaining 6%.
In their article we could not read an explanation about the lengths of the ITA's used and lengths of the saphenous veins those are interposed between free end of ITA and LAD.
For sometime, there was a great deal of enthusiasm for UGS of the saphenous veins.
ATHENS, GREECE -- Radiofrequency ablation of the saphenous veins offers permanent treatment for major varicosities of the legs, without the need for vein stripping surgery.