Echocolor Doppler of the deep veins of the lower limbs: How To Do It and Normal Findings.

The study is performed with a 7.5-13 MHz. probe or, less frequently, with a 3.5-5 MHz. convex probe (useful in the study of deep districts).
Two diagnostic strategies are possible: the simplified compression ultrasound (s-CUS) and the complete compression ultrasound (c-CUS)/complete echocolor Doppler study.
In the s-CUS, with the supine patient, a simple transverse compression of the proximal veins (common femoral vein and popliteal vein) is performed. S-CUS is a first-level examination with high accuracy and sensitivity in the diagnosis of symptomatic proximal deep thrombosis, but it is a non-resolute maneuver because cannot diagnose distal deep thrombosis. For this reason, it is often necessary to repeat the maneuver after 7 days to exclude progressive distal vein thrombosis in proximal thrombosis.
Alternatives to s-CUS are: a) complete echo color Doppler study (morphologic / functional study of the iliac-caval district and of the veins of the lower limbs throughout the course; b) complete compression ultrasound (c-CUS) of the veins of the lower limbs throughout the course.
In this lesson, the methodology of the different diagnostic strategies of the study of deep veins of the lower limbs is presented.

Echocolor Doppler of the deep veins of the lower limbs:  How To Do It and Normal Findings.

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