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Vol 72, No 1 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-03-05
Submitted: 2012-11-10
Accepted: 2012-12-17
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An interconnected duplicated femoral vein and its clinical significance

A. A. Khan, M. A. Asari, A. Hassan, N. Aiman
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0014
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Folia Morphol 2013;72(1):82-85.

open access

Vol 72, No 1 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-03-05
Submitted: 2012-11-10
Accepted: 2012-12-17

Abstract

Anatomical variations in the femoral vein are of great clinical importance especially in cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Knowledge of the variable anatomy of the femoral vein is important to minimise false-negative findings on ultrasound examination in patients with DVT and help to explain the ‘silent’ DVT.
Furthermore, the presence of a duplicated femoral vein itself is associated with higher incidence of DVT. These venous anomalies are usually due to the truncular venous malformation. In the present study, while dissecting the right lower limb, we found a case of variation of the femoral vein. In this case, besides a duplicated femoral vein, we also noticed a 3rd interconnecting channel near the apex of the femoral triangle joining the two veins. This variation has not been reported previously by other authors. Considering its uniqueness and clinical importance,
we decided to report this case.

Abstract

Anatomical variations in the femoral vein are of great clinical importance especially in cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Knowledge of the variable anatomy of the femoral vein is important to minimise false-negative findings on ultrasound examination in patients with DVT and help to explain the ‘silent’ DVT.
Furthermore, the presence of a duplicated femoral vein itself is associated with higher incidence of DVT. These venous anomalies are usually due to the truncular venous malformation. In the present study, while dissecting the right lower limb, we found a case of variation of the femoral vein. In this case, besides a duplicated femoral vein, we also noticed a 3rd interconnecting channel near the apex of the femoral triangle joining the two veins. This variation has not been reported previously by other authors. Considering its uniqueness and clinical importance,
we decided to report this case.
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Keywords

femoral vein, deep vein thrombosis, venous malformation, duplication, variation

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Title

An interconnected duplicated femoral vein and its clinical significance

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 72, No 1 (2013)

Pages

82-85

Published online

2013-03-05

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0014

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2013;72(1):82-85.

Keywords

femoral vein
deep vein thrombosis
venous malformation
duplication
variation

Authors

A. A. Khan
M. A. Asari
A. Hassan
N. Aiman

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