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Chapter 55. Treatment of Chronic Venous Disease of the Lower Extremity

The prevalence of varicose veins in the West is:

A. <1%

B. 1%-5%

C. 5%-10%

D. >20%

The correct answer is D

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.

The correct answer is C

What is the best initial diagnostic test for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)?

A. Magnetic resonance venogram

B. Duplex ultrasound

C. Computed tomography venogram

D. Plethysmography

The correct answer is B

To diagnose CVI with duplex ultrasound, the patient should be lying down.

A. True

B. False

The correct answer is B

Thermal ablation (radiofrequency or endovenous laser therapy) is best for which of the following?

A. Deep veins

B. Tortuous tributaries


D. For veins close to the skin

The correct answer is C

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