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Method for the Localization of Incompetent Ankle Perforating Veins

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: (Published 06 June 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:577
  1. A. S. Chilvers,
  2. M. H. Thomas


    A test for localizing incompetent ankle perforating veins uses an injection of fluorescein into a vein on the dorsum of the foot, with subsequent scanning of the leg under ultraviolet light. The test was found to be 96% accurate, and to be simple, safe, and cheap. It is considered to be particularly suitable for assessing legs with very early changes and with recurrent varicose veins.