Complications of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

  • Lawrence L. Tretbar


The major complications of chronic, uncompensated venous insufficiency w encompass a distinctive series of dermatologie changes usually developing in the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the lower leg and ankle. These changes develop slowly over a period of years and include ulceration, liposclerosis, edema, pigmentation, eczematoid dermatitis and white atrophy. Symptoms of intense itching, stinging, burning, aching, throbbing and actual pain may accompany the anatomic changes.


Varicose Vein Venous Hypertension Venous Insufficiency Venous Ulcer Chronic Venous Insufficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence L. Tretbar
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  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Phlebologic Institute of the MidwestShawnee MissionUSA

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