Duplex Ultrasound for Superficial Venous Insufficiency Article Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
  • Venous Insufficiency

abstract

  • The most important part of effectively treating a patient with superficial venous insufficiency is making an accurate diagnosis of its cause and creating a map of the incompetent pathways. A history and physical examination can provide a great deal of information; however, a duplex ultrasound examination can definitively identify the pattern of incompetence in most cases. In this presentation, the rationale for performing duplex ultrasound in almost all patients with superficial venous insufficiency will be established. The details of the examination and the findings will then be reviewed.

publication date

  • September 2003

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/S1089-2516(03)00057-X

PubMed ID

  • 14614694

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 111

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 6

number

  • 3