Varicose Veins and Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency

Semin intervent Radiol 2018; 35: 056-061 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636522Lower extremity venous insufficiency and varicose veins are common conditions, affecting up to 25% of women. Herein, we review the pathophysiology of lower extremity venous insufficiency and varicose veins, the epidemiology of varicose veins, clinical diagnosis, and ultrasonographic diagnosis. We also discuss treatment rationale, algorithms, and techniques, with a focus on endovenous great saphenous vein ablation. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
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