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Preoperative mapping of the saphenous vein: Predicting the risk of failure of infrainguinal bypass surgery

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A series of 124 patients had their greater saphenous vein assessed with duplex ultrasound scanning prior to planned infrainguinal bypass procedures. 33 (27%) bypass procedures thrombosed within the first year. A naturally occurring optimal vein diameter was discovered: 5.0-6.5 mm at mid-thigh level and 1.0-1.5 mm less at mid-calf level. It was significantly correlated with higher one year patency: thrombosis occured in 8% of the cases in veins with this optimal diameter combination and in 31% of the cases in all other combinations (P < 0.001).

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine
Volume8
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)175-7
Number of pages3
ISSN0924-6479
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Publication statusPublished - 1996

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