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A Journal on Phlebology
Acta Phlebologica 2011 December;12(3):161-4
Abdominal venous abnormalities in vascular surgery
Psacharopulo D. 1, Marone E. M. 1, Apruzzi L. 1, Gioppo A. 1, Bertini R. 2, Rigatti P. 2, Chiesa R. 1
1 Department of Vascular Surgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy
2 Departments of Urology Pathology, Vita-Salute University San Raffaele, Milan
Aim. Major abdominal venous abnormalities are rare, but sometimes pose technical obstacle for vascular interventions, with a significant increase of the risk of bleeding.
Methods. We report 192 cases of venous anomalies, encountered during an experience of aortic surgery from 1993 to 2011 on 4182 patients, with a discussion of the main type of anomalies, and implications for vascular surgery treatments.
Results and conclusion. Accurate planning before aortic surgery is mandatory to avoid complications related to venous abnormalities.