Haas G. Saphenofemoral vein crossover bypass grafting in iliofemoral vein obstruction. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1989;89(4):511. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19184.108.40.2061.
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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.
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