Use of the AccuVein device to map the superficial venous system

Highton, Lyndsey; Ekwobi, Chidi
June 2011
European Journal of Plastic Surgery;Jun2011, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p305
Academic Journal
The AccuVein AV300 device (AccuVein LLC, New York) was initially developed as an aid to venepuncture. It is a portable, handheld device that emits infrared light which is absorbed by haemoglobin, illuminating the position of superficial veins. In this article, we describe a novel application of this device in providing a map of superficial veins to aid vein graft harvest and other plastic surgery procedures.


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