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Title: Duplex scanning and light reflection rheography in the assessment of the severity of short saphenous vein incompetence.
Austin Authors: Somjen, G M;Royle, J P;Tong, Y ;MacLellan, D G
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jul-1993
Publication information: The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology; 19(7): 635-8
Abstract: Duplex ultrasound assessment of veins in the popliteal fossa is an accepted alternative to venography. Light reflection rheography provides additional quantitative information on venous reflux in chronic venous insufficiency.To use duplex ultrasound and light reflection rheography to study the venous reflux patterns in the popliteal fossa in a group of patients.Duplex ultrasound examination and light reflection rheography were used in the assessment of the severity of short saphenous vein incompetence.The study revealed that any associated deep venous reflux which was detectable beyond the saphenopopliteal junction represented a more advanced stage of superficial venous insufficiency.Light reflection rheography, as a semiquantitative test, provided useful additional information to duplex scan findings in assessing venous reflux of the popliteal fossa. Short saphenous vein reflux with functional deep venous incompetence was associated with shorter venous refilling times and clinically represented a more advanced stage of primary varicose vein disease.
Gov't Doc #: 8349901
Journal: The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Edema.physiopathology
Knee.blood supply
Plethysmography, Impedance
Popliteal Vein.physiopathology.ultrasonography
Regional Blood Flow
Saphenous Vein.physiopathology.ultrasonography
Supine Position
Varicose Ulcer.physiopathology
Varicose Veins.physiopathology
Venous Insufficiency.diagnosis.physiopathology.ultrasonography
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