Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2000 - Medical - 200 pages
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Chronic Venous Insufficiency, manifesting as disabling open leg ulcers, lipodermatosclerosis and severe cutaneous hyperpigmentation is thought to affect five percent of the population over age 80 and a significant proportion, probably greater than one percent, of Western populations under age 65.
 

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Contents

Epidemiology of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
3
Risk Factors in Chronic Venous Insufficiency
9
Pathogenesis of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
17
Venous Anatomy of the Lower Limb
25
Editors Commentary
37
PRIMARY VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY
39
Practical Application of the CEAP Classification
41
Compression Sclerotherapy for Large Veins and Perforators
51
Surgery of Perforating Veins
103
SinglePort OpenScope Perforator Vein Surgery
117
Management of Venous Ulceration Excision Skin Grafting and Microsurgical Flaps
125
Venous Reconstruction Evidencebased Analysis of Results
139
Editors Commentary
151
THROMBOSIS AND THROMBOLYSIS
153
Disorders Predisposing to Venous Thromboembolism
155
Thrombolysis Angioplasty and Stenting
165

Principles and Technique of Ambulatory Phlebectomy
59
Surgery of the Saphenous Veins
69
Recurrent Varices
79
Editors Commentary
93
Macrosclerotherapy for Patients with Severe Chronic Venous Insufficiency
97
Endovascular Therapy for Chronic Venous Obstruction
179
Editors Commentary
195
Index
197
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John J. Bergan MD is founder of The Vein Institute in La Jolla and is a staff surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California, USA. Ali F. AbuRahma, M.D. is Professor of Surgery at the Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia, USA. Dr Bergan is a world-renowned vascular surgeon who has already authored or edited twenty-nine textbooks, nine of which are on venous disorders, including, for Springer, Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Diagnosis and Treatment with Jeffrey Ballad (1-85233-172-0) and Atlas of Endoscopic Perforator Vein Surgery with Peter Gloviczki (3-540-76171-3). Dr Bergan and Dr AbuRahma have collaborated previously and were the editors of the Springer title Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis (1-85233-128-3), which was published in November 1999.

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