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The use of directional Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of saphenofemoral incompetence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6579949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of saphenofemoral incompetence in a series of 105 consecutive patients undergoing saphenofemoral ligation as part of an operation for primary varicose veins was determined using a directional continuous-wave Doppler ultrasonic device. Saphenofemoral incompetence was correctly predicted in 97% of limbs. Using conventional clinical methods, incompetence was correctly predicted in 82% of limbs. This difference was highly significant (P less than 0.01 McNemar). It is concluded that a directional Doppler ultrasonic assessment is a useful aid in the pre-operative determination of saphenofemoral incompetence.
A Chan; I Chisholm; J P Royle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-17     Completed Date:  1983-12-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Femoral Vein* / surgery
Intraoperative Period
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Saphenous Vein* / surgery
Varicose Veins / surgery
Venous Insufficiency / diagnosis*

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