Use of greater saphenous venous anomalies for lower extremity revascularization
Vascular Surgical Procedures
With widespread acceptance of autogenous vein as the conduit of choice for lower extremity revascularization, the vascular surgeon should make every attempt to fashion arterial bypasses from this material. The most popular of these is the greater saphenous vein, the anatomy of which is inconstant. Several techniques are described that make use of anomalies in the greater saphenous venous system to create effective conduits for arterial reconstruction.