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VENOUS DOPPLER

REASON FOR VISIT

DIAGNOSTIC

• Deep vein thrombosis or DVT


• Long-standing leg swelling
• Varicose veins
• Examine a blood vessel graft
• Tumors
• Congenital malformation
• Pain, heaviness or aching sensation in the arms and legs.
• Swelling of an arm

THERAPEUTIC

• Placement of a needle or catheter in a large interior vein.


• Used to bypass an area of disease.

RISK ASSESSMENT
None

PREPARATION OF THE PATIENT

• ______hrs of fasting was advised for examination of veins in


abdomen.

ANESTHESIA
None

POSITION OF THE PATIENT


Supine position

THE PROCEDURE

• Patient was lying down in supine position


• A clear gel was applied to the area of the body being studied to
help the transducer make secure contact with the body and
eliminate air pockets between the transducer and the skin.
• The transducer was firmly pressed against the skin and sweeps
it back and forth over the area of study
• Doppler sonography was performed using the same transducer.
• ultrasound images were taken
• With changing the pitch blood flow was monitored and
measured
• Catheter /needle was introduced in _______ vein
• the gel was wiped

FINDINGS

• The deep venous system is normal and collaterals, thrombosis is


not noted
• Portal venous thrombosis
• Portal-systemic or portal- portal collaterals
• Reversed, bidirectional, or other abnormal portal venous flow
pattern
• Deep vein thrombosis
• Popliteal vein thrombosis
• Tumor in ____
• Renal vein thrombosis
• Varicosity in leg veins/pompiniform plexus was noted
• Thrombosis in ______mesenteric vein is noted

COMPLICATIONS

None