Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Jeffrey L. Ballard
  • John J. Bergan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Basic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter F. Lawrence, Christine E. Gazak
      Pages 3-8
    3. Jeffrey L. Ballard, John J. Bergan
      Pages 9-15
    4. Jeffrey L. Ballard, John J. Bergan, Steven Sparks
      Pages 17-24
    5. Géza Mózes, Peter Gloviczki, Anna Kádár, Máté Dzsinich
      Pages 25-35
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 37-38
  3. Primary Venous Insufficiency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Elna M. Masuda, Robert L. Kistner, Bo Eklof, Danian Yang
      Pages 41-49
    3. Joseph G. Sladen, J. D. S. Reid
      Pages 51-58
    4. Robert A. Weiss, Albert-Adrien Ramelet
      Pages 59-68
    5. John J. Bergan, Jeffrey L. Ballard
      Pages 69-78
    6. Simon G. Darke
      Pages 79-92
    7. Back Matter
      Pages 93-94
  4. Chronic Severe Venous Insufficiency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Jeffrey M. Rhodes, Peter Gloviczki
      Pages 103-116
    3. John J. Bergan, Jeffrey L. Ballard, Jay Murray, Steven Sparks
      Pages 117-124
    4. Raymond M. Dunn, Michael J. Rohrer, Adam J. Vernadakis
      Pages 125-138
    5. Robert L. Kistner, Bo Eklof, Danian Yang, Elna M. Masuda
      Pages 139-150
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 151-152
  5. Thrombosis and Thrombolysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Graham F. Pineo, Russell D. Hull
      Pages 155-163
    3. Michael D. Dake, Suresh Vedantham
      Pages 165-177
    4. Patricia E. Thorpe
      Pages 179-193
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 195-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-200

About this book


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. To date little has been known about how to treat this condition cost-effectively beyond supportive and palliative care. Thus, the most important feature of Chronic Venous Insufficiency is that it describes the interventions which markedly ameliorate, and in some cases cure, the condition. The authoritative text has been skilfully illustrated to show how new methods of endovascular and endoscopic interventions can be integrated with radiologic techniques to correct totally the abnormalities which produce chronic venous insufficiency. Taken as a whole this volume will enable general surgeons, vascular surgeons, dermatologists and interventional radiologists to treat a condition that was, until recently, thought to be untreatable.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey L. Ballard
    • 1
  • John J. Bergan
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryLoma Linda University Medical CenterLoma Linda, CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.North Coast SurgeonsLa Jolla, CaliforniaUSA

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