Semin intervent Radiol 2021; 38(02): 167-175
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1727103
Review Article

Physical Examination and Ultrasound Evaluation of Patients with Superficial Venous Disease

Leigh C. Casadaban
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
,
John M. Moriarty
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
,
Cheryl H. Hoffman
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Systematic and standardized evaluation of superficial venous disease, guided by knowledge of the various clinical presentations, venous anatomy, and pathophysiology of reflux, is essential for appropriate diagnosis and optimal treatment. Duplex ultrasonography is the standard for delineating venous anatomy, detecting anatomic variants, and identifying the origin of venous insufficiency. This article reviews tools and techniques essential for physical examination and ultrasound assessment of patients with superficial venous disease.

Disclosures

J.M.M. receives grant funding from Angiodynamics Inc.; is advisory board member of Argon Medical Inc. and Boston Scientific Inc.; and is consultant for BD Bard, Inari Medical, Penumbra Medical Inc., Thrombolex Inc., and Pavmed Inc.




Publication History

Publication Date:
03 June 2021 (online)

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