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Cosmetic leg veins: evaluation using duplex venous imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2193958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The records of 305 consecutive patients who had presented with cosmetic symptoms related to varicose and/or spider veins over a 12-month period were studied. Following clinical assessment, 250 (82%) patients were referred for duplex venous imaging. A total of 500 lower limbs were evaluated; 236 (47%) were documented to have incompetence in the superficial venous system (long or short saphenous veins). Only 6 (1%) limbs had deep venous incompetence and 45 (9%) limbs were found to have perforator incompetence. Short saphenous vein incompetence was found in 59 (12%) limbs. In the long saphenous vein there was a consistent pattern of an increasing incidence of incompetence from the saphenofemoral junction down to the below-knee segment. The duplex imaging findings were applied to determine the optimal treatment, ie, whether surgery, sclerotherapy, or a combination of both would provide the best short- and long-term results. The possible etiology and pathophysiology of spider and varicose veins are discussed in relation to these results.
Authors:
P Thibault; A Bray; J Wlodarczyk; W Lewis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0148-0812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-08     Completed Date:  1990-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707501     Medline TA:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  612-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Newcastle Laser Center, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Female
Humans
Leg
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Saphenous Vein / pathology
Sclerosing Solutions / therapeutic use
Ultrasonography / methods*
Varicose Veins / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sclerosing Solutions

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