Good info, Doug, thanks. The revisions of the FICAT were endorsed by essentially all pertinent groups (ACR, SVS, IUP, many others), including the clarifications of the Saphenous vein systems; I think I meant merely to note that current clinical reporting isn't always in compliance with currently accepted anatomical nomenclature.
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Doug Marcum <[log in to unmask]>
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From what I understand, an "ad hoc" international interdisciplinary Committee (International Union of Phlebology and International Federation of Anatomical Association) elaborated a revision of the venous nomenclature in the late 1990s. The revision was accepted by the FICAT(Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology). Now, with that said.. I'm not positive if radiologists per se where part of the group, but Im certain it was no all radiologists, in fact a large part of the group was made up of phlebologists such as Dr. John Bergan. A good reference article is Bergan, et al. "Tthe Superficial Femoral Vein: a potentially lethal misnomer". JAMA, 1995, 274: 1296-1298
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