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Case Report  |   April 1989
Saphenofemoral vein crossover bypass grafting in iliofemoral vein obstruction
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Case Report   |   April 1989
Saphenofemoral vein crossover bypass grafting in iliofemoral vein obstruction
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1989, Vol. 89, 511. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.4.511
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1989, Vol. 89, 511. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.4.511
Abstract

Iliofemoral vein obstruction that causes venous hypertension in an extremity may produce symptoms that severely limit a patient's activities. A saphenofemoral venous crossover graft may relieve those symptoms. The procedure also is indicated for the repair of the venous system following severe, limb-threatening vascular trauma. For chronic obstruction, the procedure should be delayed for six months to allow for the possible development of adequate collateral circulation.