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Flashcards in Chronic venous disease Deck (12):
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Deep venous system

Femoral, popliteal, tibialis

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Superficial venous system

Saphenous, perforators

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Risk factors for varicose veins

Age
Pregnancy
Obesity

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Primary varicose veins

Develop in superficial veins

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Secondary varicose veins

Develop in veins that lie deep among muscle

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When are varicose veins more prominent?

On standing

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Varicose vein complications

Bleeding and bruising
Superficial thrombophlebitis
Chronic venous insufficiency
- haemosidering deposits
- lipodermatosclerosis
- ulceration

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What is venous insufficiency?

irreversible skin damage as result of sustained ambulatory venous hypertension

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What is chronic venous ulceration?

a break in the skin, present for >6/52, between malleoli and tibial tuberosity, presumed to be due to venous disease

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Investigation of varicose veins?

Duplex scan

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Lipoderatosclerosis

White cells
Inflammation
Fibrosis

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When are stockings and bandages contraindicated?

Low ABPI!