A procedure for the prevention of recurrent saphenofemoral incompetence

Aust N Z J Surg. 1978 Jun;48(3):322-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1978.tb05240.x.


Evidence is presented suggesting that recurrent saphenofemoral incompetence may occur after an efficiently performed high legation of the great saphenous vein flush with the femoral vein. A procedure designed to prevent such recurrence, by suturing a flap of pectineus fascia over the femoral vein and ligated saphenous stump to the femoral sheath and margins of the fossa ovalis, is described.

MeSH terms

  • Fasciotomy
  • Femoral Vein / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Ligation
  • Methods
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Recurrence
  • Saphenous Vein / surgery*
  • Varicose Veins / surgery*