the soleal vein sinuses have been thought since the 1970s or before
to be the nidus for postoperative DVT and should absolutely be viewed
as a "deep" vein
At 02:20 PM 7/7/2007, you wrote:
>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
>sinus, or soleal vein?
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Joseph R. Schneider, MD, PhD
Vascular Surgeon, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Professor, Vascular Surgery
Associate Director, Northwestern General Surgery Residency
Northwestern University Medical School
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