DUPLICITY OF THE FEMORAL VEIN AS A RISK FACTOR FOR DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS - DIAGNOSIS BY ULTRASONOGRAPHY

Authors

  • Maria Thereza Campagnolo Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santos, Unidade Federal de São Paulo, Brasil
  • André de Queiroz Pereira da Silva WEBIMAGEM Telerradiologia, Hospital São Rafael, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Márcio Luís Duarte WEBIMAGEM Telerradiologia, São Paulo, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7874-9332
  • Lucas Ribeiro dos Santos Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santos, Unidade Federal de São Paulo, Brasil
  • Márcio Alves Urzeda In memoriam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.228

Keywords:

Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color, Femoral Vein, Thrombosis

Abstract

Femoral vein duplication is an anatomical abnormality with high prevalence in general population. Its diagnosis is through imaging exams, with greater emphasis on Doppler ultrasonography. The identification is crucial because it masks the clinical symptoms of deep vein thrombosis. Besides being an important anatomical pathway and, while in duplicity, it can be used as a possible vascular substitute, therefore making the knowledge of the anatomical path and its variants essential. Ultrasonography has attractive advantages over other methods, collecting data from patients in physiological conditions with- out the need of contrast, or exposure to ionizing radiation, providing anatomical details of the venous system and anatomical variations. When thrombus is suspected in a duplicated segment, examination of the lower limb with anatomical variation should not be used to justify the presence of duplication in the contralateral limb.

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Published

04-01-2022

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Campagnolo MT, de Queiroz Pereira da Silva A, Duarte ML, Ribeiro dos Santos L, Alves Urzeda M. DUPLICITY OF THE FEMORAL VEIN AS A RISK FACTOR FOR DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS - DIAGNOSIS BY ULTRASONOGRAPHY. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 4 [cited 2022 Dec. 8];28(4):63-5. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/228

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