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Venous Disorders of the Leg

  • Stefano de Franciscis
  • Raffaele Serra
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Abstract

Venous disorders of the leg, either in the chronic or acute forms, may frequently affect elderly people. In this kind of population, the complications, such as chronic ulcers, may be more severe and often may impair quality of life also. All treatments (medical, surgical, and compressive) are possible in elderly age, but every choice must be properly tailored around the specific hemodynamic profile as well as the patient’s global health.

Keywords

Chronic venous disease Elderly Deep vein thrombosis Venous ulcer, surgery Endovascular 

Abbreviations

ASVAL

Ablation sélective des varices sous anésthesie locale

CDT

Catheter-directed thrombolysis

CEAP

Clinical-etiology-anatomy-pathophysiology

CHIVA

Cure Hémodynamique de l’insuffisance veineuse en ambulatoire

CT

Compression therapy

CVD

Chronic venous disease

CVI

Chronic venous insufficiency

CVLU

Chronic venous leg ulceration

DVT

Deep vein thrombosis

ECM

Extracellular matrix

EVLA

Endovascular laser therapy

GAG

Glycosaminoglycan

LMWH

Low molecular weight heparin

PAPS

Percutaneous ablation of perforators

PAT

Percutaneous aspiration thrombectomy

PCDT

Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis

PTS

Post-thrombotic syndrome

RFA

Radiofrequency ablation

SEPS

Subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery

VAD

Venoactive drug

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors have no conflict of interests to declare.

This chapter received no funding.

Authors’ Contribution

SdF and RS contributed equally to this work.

They both conceived the chapter, participated in its design, drafted, and revised it critically.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology (CIFL), International Research and Educational, Program in Clinical and Experimental BiotechnologyUniversity Magna Graecia of CatanzaroCatanzaroItaly

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