Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2015, Vol 2, Num 2 Page(s): 036-039
Isolated insufficiency of the anterior accessory saphenous vein: should it be treated alone?

Hamit Serdar Başbuğ, Macit Bitargil, Kanat Özışık

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey

Keywords: Anatomy; saphenous vein; venous insufficiency
Venous disorders of the lower limb are frequently seen in the general population. As the endovenous treatment of the venous disorders has evolved in the last two decades, our understanding on venous system anatomy has extended. Accessory saphenous vein is present in nearly half of the patients with lower limb venous insufficiency and should be taken into consideration before planning the treatment. In this article, we report a rare case of isolated reflux in an anterior accessory saphenous vein in the absence of a great saphenous vein insufficiency.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2015.362