Open Surgical Reconstruction for Deep Venous Occlusion and Valvular Incompetence

Katherin E. Leckie, Michael Dalsing

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This article considers the potential options for open deep venous reconstructions based on pathologic complication (obstruction vs insufficiency), anatomic location, presence of disease-free venous architecture, and patient need. Other things being equal, less invasive techniques and disease locations will be attempted as first-line therapy. When other options fail and symptoms persist, open venous surgery by means of bypass for obstructive disease and valve repair or replacement for deep venous insufficiency remains a viable option. The basic techniques available and overall success rates of each are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-384
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018


  • Deep venous insufficiency
  • Deep venous obstruction
  • Venous bypass
  • Venous transplantation
  • Venous transposition
  • Venous valve repair
  • Venous valve replacement
  • Venous valvuloplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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