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.

superficial vein

one of the many veins between the subcutaneous fascia just under the skin. Compare deep vein.

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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Small clots can form in the superficial veins as a result of minor trauma.
TABLE 2 Pretest Probability of DVT (Wells Prediction Rule) Clinical characteristic (a,b) Score Active cancer 1 Paralysis, paresis, or recent plaster immobilization of the lower extremities 1 Recently bedridden >3 days or major surgery within 12 weeks 1 Localized tenderness along the distribution of the deep vein system 1 Swelling of the entire leg 1 Calf swelling >3 cm larger than asymptomatic calf 1 Pitting edema confined to the symptomatic leg 1 Collateral superficial veins (nonvaricose) 1 Previously documented DVT 1 Alternative diagnosis at least as likely as DVT -2 (a) Score [greater than or equal to] 2: Probability of DVT, "likely" Score <2: Probability of DVT, "unlikely" (b) In patients who have symptoms in both legs, the more symptomatic leg is used.
In our study, 60% limbs underwent foam sclerotherapy for perforators of all endovenous procedures done for main superficial veins & for main trunks EVLA for 27.
If proximal junctional valves become incompetent, high pressure passes from the deep veins into the superficial veins and the condition rapidly progresses to become irreversible.
Superficial vein thrombosis is a common disease that most often affects the veins of the leg but can also be found in other locations.
A pilot randomized double-blind comparison of a low-molecular-weight heparin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent, and placebo in the treatment of superficial vein thrombosis.
Superficial thrombophlebitis refers to erythema, pain, induration, and other findings of inflammation in superficial veins, usually due to infection or thrombosis.
The primary pathological findings are minimal inflammatory changes, thrombosis, and organization of the involved superficial vein.
Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for expanded indications for use of Endovenous Laser Treatment ("EVLT(TM)"), including Diomed's D15plus and D30plus diode lasers and disposable kits for the treatment of varicose veins and varicosities associated with the superficial vein reflux of the Greater Saphenous Vein.
Padberg Jr FT, Pappas PJ, Araki CT, et al: Hemodynamic and clinical improvement after superficial vein ablation in primary combined insufficiency with ulceration.

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