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The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17538489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is an exceedingly common and underdiagnosed disorder with a wide range of symptoms and prognosis ranging from cosmetic issues to skin ulceration with tissue loss. Ultrasound plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis, classification, and guidance of percutaneous treatment of CVI. It is therefore of critical importance to the practicing radiologist to have a sound understanding of the pathophysiology, pertinent venous anatomy, and classification of CVI. We review the superficial and deep venous anatomy of the lower extremity, introduce a pattern recognition approach for mapping of varicosities, and review the protocol for ultrasound evaluation for CVI. In addition, we discuss the pathophysiology of CVI and the role of ultrasound in guidance for and follow-up of percutaneous treatment.
Hjalti M Thorisson; Jeffrey S Pollak; Leslie Scoutt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound quarterly     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0894-8771     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Q     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-31     Completed Date:  2007-07-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809459     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8042, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Leg / blood supply*
Ultrasonography, Doppler*
Ultrasonography, Interventional
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Venous Insufficiency / physiopathology,  therapy*,  ultrasonography*

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