Idiopathic Great Saphenous Phlebosclerosis

  • Ahmadreza Jodati Madani Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Babak Kazemi Mail Madani Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Naser Safaei Madani Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Behrooz Shokoohi Madani Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Keywords:
Coronary bypass, Phlebosclerosis, Saphenous vein

Abstract

Arterial sclerosis has been extensively described but reports on venous sclerosis are very sparse. Phlebosclerosis refers to the thickening and hardening of the venous wall. Despite its morphological similarities with arteriosclerosis and potential morbid consequences, phlebosclerosis has gained only little attention. We report a 72 year old male with paralysis and atrophy of the right leg due to childhood poliomyelitis who was referred for coronary artery bypass surgery. The great saphenous vein, harvested from the left leg, showed a hardened cord-like obliterated vein. Surprisingly, harvested veins from the atrophic limb were normal and successfully used for grafting.

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How to Cite
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Jodati A, Kazemi B, Safaei N, Shokoohi B. Idiopathic Great Saphenous Phlebosclerosis. Acta Med Iran. 51(6):425-426.
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