A procedure for the prevention of recurrent saphenofemoral incompetence

Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 07/1978; 48(3):322-6. DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1978.tb05240.x
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ABSTRACT Evidence is presented suggesting that recurrent saphenofemoral incompetence may occur after an efficiently performed high legation of the great saphenous vein flush with the femoral vein. A procedure designed to prevent such recurrence, by suturing a flap of pectineus fascia over the femoral vein and ligated saphenous stump to the femoral sheath and margins of the fossa ovalis, is described.

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