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A Journal on Phlebology
Acta Phlebologica 2001 April;2(1):39-42
language: English, Italian
Anomalous confluence of the antero-lateral accessory saphenous vein. Case report
Serpieri G., Tagliabue P., Maggi G. M.
Centro Patologia dell’Immagine - Torino
It is a frequent finding the presence of thigh and leg varicose veins fed by valvular incompetence of the Antero-Lateral Accessory Saphenous Vein (ALASV), isolated or associated with valvular incompetence of the sapheno-femoral junction and truncal incompetence of the Long Saphenous Vein (LSV).The ultrasonographic diagnostic investigation with Color-coded Duplex scanning (CD) allows to easy point out the exact site giving rise to the reflux and its distribution territory: a correct therapeutic decision-making is so possible. In fact, according to the site and type of the functional alteration found, it will be chosen a surgical treatment or the sclerotherapy (even echosclerotherapy). It is nevertheless world-wide well-known the large anatomical variability of the sapheno-femoral junction, with the possibility of anomalous confluence of the LSV or its collaterals into the Common Femoral Vein (CFV). The authors report a particular case of anomalous confluence of the ALASV into the CFV, feeding an anterior varicose vein of the thigh, surgically treated.