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Title: Morphological Study of the Valvular Distribution in the Long Saphenous Vein
Authors: Ortega, F.
Sarmiento, L.
Mompeo, B. 
Centol, A.
Nicolaides, A.
Leon, M.
Christopoulos, N.
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: 0268-3555
Journal: Phlebology 
Abstract: Objective: To measure the distribution of valves in the long saphenous vein.Design: Morphological study of the intervalvular distance of the long saphenous vein.Setting: Department of Morfologia, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) and Academic Vascular Surgery Unit, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK.Material: Twenty lower extremities from adult cadavers with no evidence of lower limb venous disease.Methods: Anatomical dissection of the long saphenous vein, with accurate measurement of valve distribution.Results: There were on average 8.7 valves in the long saphenous vein, with 6.3 above the knee and 2.4 below the knee.Conclusion: Contrary to classical anatomical texts on this subject there are more valves in the long saphenous vein in the thigh than in the calf.
ISSN: 0268-3555
DOI: 10.1177/026835559400900204
Source: Phlebology[ISSN 0268-3555],v. 9 (2), p. 59-62
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