Saturday, June 4, 2016

Superficial and deep veins in upper and lower extremity mnemonic


It's important to know the superficial and deep veins of the extremities.


Because management of thrombosis of a deep vein differs from thrombosis of a superficial vein.

I confused "superficial" femoral vein as a superficial vein today. It's a deep vein :(

Upper extremity:
Superficial veins of the arm mnemonic: CBC
Cephalic vein
Basilic vein
Cubital (Median cubital vein)

Deep veins of the arm mnemonic: BUR
Brachial vein
Ulnar vein
Radial vein

Veins of the lower limb
Lower extremity:
Superficial veins:
Greater saphenous vein
Small saphenous vein

Deep veins of the leg mnemonic: IF PTP
Iliac vein
Femoral vein (Common femoral, superficial femoral, deep femoral, profunda femoris)
Popliteal vein
Tibial vein (Anterior and posterior tibial vein)
Peroneal vein

Deep veins of the leg mnemonic
How is the management of superficial and deep veins different?

Initial management of uncomplicated superficial thrombophlebitis is supportive and consists of extremity elevation (ie, waist level), warm or cool compresses, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy for patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

That's all!

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