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Femoral vein duplication: incidence and potential significance.
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PMID:  20876877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of femoral vein duplication and the incidence of bilateral anomalies in a normal cohort of patients presenting with varicose veins.
METHODS: Two hundred and forty patients underwent bilateral lower limb deep venous ultrasound examination with particular attention to the femoropopliteal segment.
RESULTS: The incidence of femoral vein duplication was 41%. Of the 140 people with femoral vein duplications, 60 (42%) were bilateral and 80 (57%) were unilateral.
CONCLUSION: Femoral vein duplication is a common anatomical variant of the lower limb deep venous system. Ultrasound in skilled and experienced hands with the latest ultrasound units can readily demonstrate this venous anomaly on a consistent basis.
P Paraskevas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1758-1125     ISO Abbreviation:  Phlebology     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-03     Completed Date:  2011-06-21     Revised Date:  2011-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012921     Medline TA:  Phlebology     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Cohort Studies
Femoral Vein / physiopathology*
Lower Extremity
Middle Aged
Ultrasonography / methods
Varicose Veins / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Venous Thrombosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  physiopathology

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