A procedure for the prevention of recurrent saphenofemoral incompetence

ArticleinAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 48(3):322-6 · July 1978with1 Read
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1978.tb05240.x · Source: PubMed


    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.