saphenous vein


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saphenous vein

(sə-fē′nəs)
n.
Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot.

saphenous vein

saphenous vein

The long or the short saphenous vein.
See also: vein

Saphenous vein

A long vein in the thigh or calf commonly used for bypass grafts.
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Saphenous veins from the legs may be used to bridge plaque-filled coronary arteries as part of coronary bypass surgery, but eventually they too can become blocked (atherosclerosis) and require stents to keep them open.
In ultrasonographic studies, Chen and Prasad have said that duplication of great saphenous vein is rare.
Retrospective estimates of the incidence of nerve injury when the great saphenous vein is stripped from the groin to the ankle range from 23% to 40%.
Long-term patency of saphenous vein and left internal mammary artery grafts after coronary artery bypass surgery: results from a Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study.
The primary endpoint was obliteration or absence of the treated great saphenous vein segment.
Saphenous vein graft aneurysm (SVGA) is a localized dilatation of a venous graft vessel to one and a half times the expected diameter.
Average failure rates of 25% for saphenous vein stripping and 43% for saphenofemoral junction ligation have been reported.
Brilakis said that some of the previous studies have indicated that patients receiving drug-eluting stents in saphenous vein grafts may not reduce the risk of re-narrowing and may be associated with increased risk of death.
Saphenous vein graft aneurysms are rare complications of CABG surgery.
0 mL blood was collected from the jugular vein or medial saphenous vein.
The application for 510(k) clearance contains data from Kensey Nash's PRIDE (PRotection during saphenous vein graft Intervention to prevent Distal Embolization) trial which compared the TriActiv device against other approved embolic protection systems for the treatment of saphenous vein graft disease.