Saphena varix

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A saphena varix, or a saphenous varix is a dilation of the saphenous vein at its junction with the femoral vein in the groin.

Clinical features[edit]

It displays a cough impulse and may be mistaken for a femoral hernia. However it has a bluish tinge and disappears on lying down. On auscultation a venous hum may be heard. It is frequently associated with varicose veins.[1] Saphena varix can be easily diagnosed by ultrasound. Saphena varix shows flow on duplex ultrasonography.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=-422576115