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[Constriction of the femoral vein after McVay hernioplasty].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny række
Publication Date
Volume
114
Issue
21
Pages
2489–2490
Identifiers
PMID: 7940451
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Constriction of the femoral vein is a well known complication to the Cooper ligament repair of inguinal hernia. This may occur as the transversalis fascia and aponeurosis are sutured to Copper's ligament, either because a suture is passed through the vein or the vein is compressed by tissue. Clinical presentation is usually signs of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Venography verifies the diagnosis by showing a characteristic constriction of the femoral vein.

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