Background: Deep venous surgery is a challenging field with limited indications. Femoral vein duplication (FVD) is a frequent anatomical variant (55% prevalence). The aim was to describe a simple technique for managing deep venous reflux in FVD, when just one of the two segments exhibits deep venous reflux. Methods The technique consists of closing the refluxing femoral branch with a titanium clip. In this way abolition of reflux along the duplicated vessel is achieved, together with the restoration of femoral vein drainage. Results The technique is feasible and associated with improvement in limb haemodynamics. Conclusions Thanks to the high prevalence of FVD, the proposed technique provides an opportunity to treat a larger number of cases affected by primary or post-thrombotic deep venous reflux.

Surgical Technique for Deep Venous Reflux Suppression in Femoral Vein Duplication

ZAMBONI, Paolo
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GIANESINI, Sergio
2016

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Background: Deep venous surgery is a challenging field with limited indications. Femoral vein duplication (FVD) is a frequent anatomical variant (55% prevalence). The aim was to describe a simple technique for managing deep venous reflux in FVD, when just one of the two segments exhibits deep venous reflux. Methods The technique consists of closing the refluxing femoral branch with a titanium clip. In this way abolition of reflux along the duplicated vessel is achieved, together with the restoration of femoral vein drainage. Results The technique is feasible and associated with improvement in limb haemodynamics. Conclusions Thanks to the high prevalence of FVD, the proposed technique provides an opportunity to treat a larger number of cases affected by primary or post-thrombotic deep venous reflux.
2016
Zamboni, Paolo; Gianesini, Sergio
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