SMALL SAPHENOUS VEIN: THE LIMB’S SMALL SAVIOR

  • Luís Loureiro Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular; Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9740-018X
  • João Castro Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular; Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9930-8368
  • Rui de Almeida Serviço de Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular; Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Keywords: Small saphenous vein, Bypass, Peripheral arterial disease

Abstract

Peripheral bypass grafting with autologous vein is the gold standard treatment of peripheral artery disease. In cases when the great saphenous vein is not available the arm veins or small saphenous veins are possible alternatives. The use of small saphenous vein as a bypass conduit is not a spread practice. We present two cases of revascularization procedures using the small saphenous vein as a conduit and a literature review on the theme.

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Published
2021-06-03
Section
Clinical Case