NC95.40/S85.3 Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level



Laceration of the greater saphenous vein at the lower leg level is typically caused by a sharp object or trauma to the leg, such as a cut or puncture wound. It is more common in younger individuals who are physically active and can occur in any activity that involves contact with a sharp object.


Diagnosis of the laceration is made through physical examination of the leg and may include imaging studies such as an ultrasound or X-ray. If the laceration is deep, a CT scan may be necessary.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of laceration of the greater saphenous vein includes thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, and arterial laceration.


Treatment for laceration of the greater saphenous vein depends on the severity of the laceration. In mild cases, the laceration may be treated with local wound care and antibiotics. For more severe cases, surgical repair may be necessary.


The prognosis for laceration of the greater saphenous vein is generally good if the laceration is treated promptly and properly. Complications can occur if the laceration is not treated in a timely fashion, such as deep vein thrombosis or infection.

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