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Current evaluation and treatment of lower extremity varicose veins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19486710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Historically, treatment for symptomatic lower extremity varicose veins has consisted primarily of surgical stripping of pathologic veins. Over the past 2 decades, therapeutic options for lower extremity varicose veins has greatly expanded and now includes several percutaneous and endovascular techniques. This article will discuss the pathophysiology, clinical significance and current therapy for varicose veins.
Brian Kouri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1555-7162     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-02     Completed Date:  2009-06-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Interventional Radiology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Laser Therapy / methods*
Leg / surgery
Lower Extremity / blood supply*,  physiopathology
Pain / etiology
Pruritus / etiology
Restless Legs Syndrome / etiology
Risk Factors
Saphenous Vein / surgery*
Stockings, Compression
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Thigh / surgery
Treatment Outcome
Varicose Veins / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery*,  therapy

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