Venous Valves

Morphology, Function, Radiology, Surgery

  • Rainer Gottlob
  • Robert May

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. History

    1. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 1-10
  3. Healthy Venous Valves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 13-15
    3. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 16-24
    4. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 25-61
    5. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 62-76
  4. Pathologic Venous Valves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 81-121
    3. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 122-156
  5. Radiology of Venous Valves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 161-165
    3. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 165-173
  6. Importance of Venous Valves in Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 177-181
    3. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 182-182
    4. Rainer Gottlob, Robert May
      Pages 183-207
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-227

About this book

Introduction

Venous valves rank among the smallest and most delicate organs of the human and animal bodies - so why devote an entire book to them? We were induced to do so by several reasons. First of all we would point out the clinical significance of venous valves. In the pathogenesis of a number of widespread diseases, such as varicose veins or the post-thrombotic syndrome, venous valves are involved as the underlying cause or at least a factor contributory to the symptoms. According to Taheri et al. these venous diseases occur ten times more frequently than arterial obliterations. Incompetence of venous valves also plays a causal role in varicocele, the most frequent cause of male infertility. But not only pathogenetic reasons induced us to write this book. In more recent times there has been a growing tendency to reconstruct functional valve disorders therapeutically; several surgical methods have been developed, which are critically reviewed in this book. It was our aim to sum up existing knowledge with respect to structure and function of venous valves and to expand that knowl­ edge by findings of our own. Examinations of semi-thin sections and unilayered en-face preparations have hardly been published so far, and systematic studies of the ultrastructure by electron-microscopy were not to be found in the literature. We are very grateful, therefore, to Dr. Silvana Geleff for having undertaken such a study upon our suggestion.

Keywords

Bypass Operation anatomy artery circulation diagnosis embryology inflammation morphology noxa surgery therapy transplantation ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Rainer Gottlob
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert May
    • 3
  1. 1.First Surgical University Clinic of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.WienAustria
  3. 3.InnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-8827-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-8829-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8827-9
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