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Duplex Ultrasound of Superficial Leg Veins

Mendoza, Erika, Lattimer, Christopher R., Morrison, Nick (Eds.)

2014, XIII, 332 p. 334 illus., 290 illus. in color. With online files/update.

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  • Comprehensive coverage of the use of duplex ultrasound in exploration of the superficial veins and their pathology
  • Explanation of the role of duplex ultrasound in venous surgical procedures
  • A wealth of informative images intended to cover every potential situation

This book describes in detail the use of duplex ultrasound for exploration of the superficial veins and their pathology. It has a practical orientation, presenting numerous clinical situations and explaining how to identify the different sources of reflux, specially in the groin. The investigation of pathology of the saphenous trunks, perforators, and side branches is described in detail. As duplex ultrasound plays an important role during various venous surgical procedures, its application pre-, intra-, and postoperatively is presented. Furthermore, the sonographic appearances of thrombotic pathology of superficial and deep veins, edema, and other conditions that may be observed while exploring the veins are fully described. The book is based on the authors’ extensive clinical experience and is intended to assist fellow practitioners who want to learn more about the technique. It includes a wealth of informative images with the aim of covering every potential situation.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Anatomy of Veins - Duplex Ultrasound - Leg Pathologies - Preoperative Assessment - Varicose Veins

Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Radiology - Surgery

Table of contents 

The Ultrasound Scanner.- Anatomy of the superficial veins. Pathophysiology of the superficial venous system.- Ultrasound based classifications of varicose veins.- Duplex Ultrasound examination of superficial leg veins.- Flow provocation manoeuvres for the diagnosis of venous disease using duplex ultrasound.- Examination of the great saphenous vein.- Examination of the small saphenous vein.- Perforating veins.- Tributaries.- Superficial vein thrombosis.- Ultrasound in varicose vein treatment.- Ultrasound after venous intervention.- Deep leg veins.- Examination of superficial veins in the presence of deep venous disease.- Differential diagnosis of leg oedemas of venous and lymphatic origin.- Incidental findings during a venous examination of the leg.

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