Chapter 55. Treatment of Chronic Venous Disease of the Lower Extremity
The prevalence of varicose veins in the West is:
Which of the following statements is correct?
A. The great saphenous vein (GSV) joins the popliteal vein to form the femoral vein.
B. The small saphenous vein (SSV) is called the GSV above the knee.
C. The GSV joins the femoral vein to form the common femoral vein.
D. The GSV and SSV are deep veins of the lower extremities.
What is the best initial diagnostic test for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)?
A. Magnetic resonance venogram
C. Computed tomography venogram
To diagnose CVI with duplex ultrasound, the patient should be lying down.
Thermal ablation (radiofrequency or endovenous laser therapy) is best for which of the following?
D. For veins close to the skin