How is vein segment transposition used in the treatment of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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With vein segment transposition, a normally functioning vein that is in close proximity to the diseased vessel is identified. The incompetent vein is then dissected, mobilized, and transposed onto the normal vein distal to a functional valve.


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