What is the role of outflow plethysmography in the diagnosis of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Outflow plethysmography involves placing and subsequently releasing a tourniquet on the lower extremity; the veins should quickly return to baseline pressures. Failure to do so indicates reflux.


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