The demonstration of saphenofemoral incompetence; doppler ultrasound compared with standard clinical tests.

@article{Mcirvine1984TheDO,
  title={The demonstration of saphenofemoral incompetence; doppler ultrasound compared with standard clinical tests.},
  author={AndrewJ. Mcirvine and Constance Corbett and Niall O. Aston and E A Sherriff and P A Wiseman and Crawford Jamieson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={
          509-10
        }
}
Patients with primary varicose veins were examined by a combination of the standard tourniquet test with detection of reflux by Doppler ultrasound. Results were compared with standard clinical tests: impulse or thrill at the saphenous opening on coughing, tap impulse at the groin, and the 'Trendelenburg' tourniquet test. The state of competence of the saphenofemoral junction was noted at operation. One hundred and sixty-one limbs of 105 patients were studied. The saphenofemoral junction was… CONTINUE READING

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