Management of Venous Insufficiency

  • D. J. West
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Venous insufficiency is a common disorder in the Western world. Whilst often regarded as a minor condition causing mainly cosmetic problems, surveys have shown that patients are often dissatisfied with the management that they receive. Venous insufficiency is often associated with pain, and can also lead to troublesome venous ulceration which can be time-consuming and expensive to treat. Traditionally, surgical techniques such as avulsions and vein stripping have been used. However, in recent years evidence has accumulated to show that endovascular treatments can be highly effective.


Laser Fibre Saphenous Vein Varicose Vein Radio Frequency Ablation Great Saphenous Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS TrustLondonUK

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