Ultrasonography of the lower extremity veins: Anatomy and basic approach

Dong Kyu Lee, Kyung Sik Ahn, Chang Ho Kang, Sung Bum Cho

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Ultrasonography is an imaging modality widely used to evaluate venous diseases of the lower extremities. It is important to understand the normal venous anatomy of the lower extremities, which has deep, superficial, and perforating venous components, in order to determine the pathophysiology of venous disease. This review provides a basic description of the anatomy of the lower extremity veins and useful techniques for approaching each vein via ultrasonography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-130
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM).


  • Anatomy
  • Lower extremity
  • Ultrasonography
  • Vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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