Flashcards in Venous and Lymphatic Disease Deck (16):
What are varicose veins?
Dilated superficial veins
What is the primary cause of varicose veins?
What are the 2 main sites for varicose veins?
What are 4 symptoms and signs of varicose veins?
Discomfort in the leg (localised or general)
What condition is closely related to varicose veins?
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
What are 3 indications for intervention for varicose veins?
Chronic venous insufficiency
What are 3 treatment options for varicose veins?
Surgery (superficial venous surgery)
What are 3 contra-indications for surgical intervention of varicose veins?
What are 2 common complications of varicose vein surgery?
What are 3 minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins?
Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)
What is chronic venous insufficiency?
A condition that makes it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs due to problems with the veins. This causes blood to collect in these veins,
What is the pooling of blood in the veins called?
What are 4 signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency?
Talangectasia (spider veins)
The failure of what can cause chronic venous insufficiency?
Calf muscle pump
What are the 2 investigations that can be performed to diagnose a leg ulcer?