ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Anatomical variations of the saphenous fascia in the omani population


Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Seeb, Oman

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Edwin Stephen
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Seeb
Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_47_20

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Objectives: The aim of this study is to detect the anatomical variations of the saphenous fascia (SF) around the great saphenous vein (GSV) in the Omani population and compare it to published studies in other populations. The extent of the SF has been documented to vary between certain populations. There are no such studies from the Arabian Gulf population. Methods: Following ethical approval, bilateral lower limbs of 100 consecutive consenting volunteers at our tertiary care university hospital were scanned using an ultrasound scan. The GSV was traced from the groin to ankle, and the point of exit from the SF was noted. Results: The results showed that the majority of the Omani population had a SF ending at the upper thigh (39.5%). The next most common location was at the mid-thigh (26.5%). Conclusions: This study found that the course of the GSV within the SF can differ between populations. This has important implications in the pathophysiology and endovenous treatment options offered to Omani patients seeking treatment for varicose veins.


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