They should be considered deep veins, since the grastrocnemius vein
connects to the popliteal and the soleus vein to the posterior tibial
vein. However at my lab, when thrombosis is found in either of these
veins is not considered DVT unless they are close to the popliteal or
the PTV junction. This is up to the physicians.
Quoting "Sarah RVT, RDCS" <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi all. You're doing a venous duplex and you find thrombus in the
> gastrocnemius veins and in the soleal (sinus?). Do you report a
> finding of SVT
> or DVT? I've heard conflicting opinions -- some say these are deep veins.
> Also, when referring to the soleal thrombus, is the correct
> terminology soleal
> sinus, or soleal vein?
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