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Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2017 June;24(2):59-62

DOI: 10.23736/S1824-4777.17.01285-2

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

The role of digital subtraction venography in the treatment of saphenous vein insufficiency

Shannon D. THOMAS 1, 2, 3, 4 , Sharath PARAVASTU 1, Victor BOURKE 1, 3, 5, Andrew LENNOX 1, 3, Ramon L. VARCOE 1, 2, 3

1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia; 2 Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; 3 The Vascular Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia; 4 Southern Highlands Private Hospital, Bowral, Australia; 5 North Gosford Private Hospital, Gosford, Australia


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Digital subtraction venography is a readily available tool in the modern hybrid endovascular theatre. We review the utility of venography in the treatment of saphenous venous insufficiency, focusing on the benefits over standard ultrasound imaging to guide ablative treatments.


KEY WORDS: Phlebography - Digital subtraction angiography - Venous insufficiency

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