Comment to: Anatomy of the veno-muscular pumps of the lower limb

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Stefano Ricci *
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The Authors studied 400 limbs of 200 non-embalmed cadaveric subjects (mean age of 84). After ligation of the femoral vein, green neoprene latex was injected (about 120 to 150 mL per limb), over 30 min. Dissection was started the next day; in some cases, an iodine contrast agent was added to the latex injection and, prior to dissection, a multislice helical CT performed.


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