When is this exam indicated?
The purpose of the examination is to study the course of blood vessels and detect any alterations, such as reduced caliber or occlusion (for example, in iliac veins).
How is it performed?
It is an invasive procedure, performed in the operating room, usually under local anesthesia. Through a puncture in the groin area, the vessels are studied using catheters. The duration of the examination can vary greatly depending on the type of study performed (on average it lasts 30 minutes). After the examination, the patient must remain under observation.
There are no contraindications.