superficial vein


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su·per·fi·cial vein

[TA]
one of a number of veins that course in the subcutaneous tissue and empty into deep veins; they form prominent systems of vessels in the limbs and are usually not accompanied by arteries.

su·per·fi·cial vein

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl vān) [TA]
One of several veins that course in the subcutaneous tissue and empty into deep veins; they form prominent systems of vessels in the limbs and are usually not accompanied by arteries.
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Mid-term recurrence rate of incompetent perforating veins after combined superficial vein surgery and subfascial endoscopic perforating vein surgery.
The sickle is a hand tool which causes lots of cut injuries such as cuts on the skin, superficial vein cuts, cuts on toes or fingers, and cuts on the limbs during harvesting because of its tip's sharpness.
Within these 35 patients, a total of 210 upper extremity superficial vein segments equally divided between the hand, forearm, and AC were evaluated.
Small clots can form in the superficial veins as a result of minor trauma.
Physical examination often reveals distention of the collateral veins and a palpable cord if there is an associated superficial vein thrombosis.
In a study of patients with deep vein disease who underwent superficial vein surgery, Akesson [15] demonstrated a reduced recurrence rate when surgery led to a normalzation of ambulatory venous pressure (18% versus 35%) after a median follow-up of 41 months.
Veins are usually not available in such patients due to deep and superficial vein thrombosis6.
Varicosity can involve the main axial superficial veins, the great saphenous vein (GSV) or the small saphenous vein (SSV) or any other superficial vein tributaries of the lower limbs.
Non-saphenous Superficial Vein Reflux: Typical Patterns, What and When to Treat, Complications, Treatment Modalities, and Outcomes: Kandy Hammond RN BSN MBA/HCM
The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) and its prophylaxis with an oral anti-edema and antithrombotic agent (Pycnogenol, Horphag, Research Management SA, Geneva, Switzerland) in long-haul flights, in subjects at moderate to high-risk of DVT and SVT.

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