Semin intervent Radiol 2018; 35(01): 056-061
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636522
Review Article
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Varicose Veins and Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency

Eric DePopas
Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
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Matthew Brown
Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
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Publication Date:
05 April 2018 (online)

Abstract

Lower 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.