search instagram arrow-down


The Last Vein


The deep femoral vein offers an important source of autologous conduit, particularly for aortic reconstruction or for limb salvage. It may be mobilized on one day and harvested another in a staged fashion to avoid a prolonged operation. While there is a period of leg edema postoperatively, most tolerate harvest of this vein which may be life saving.

Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: