Venous Disorders of the Leg

  • Stefano de Franciscis
  • Raffaele Serra


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.


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



Ablation sélective des varices sous anésthesie locale


Catheter-directed thrombolysis




Cure Hémodynamique de l’insuffisance veineuse en ambulatoire


Compression therapy


Chronic venous disease


Chronic venous insufficiency


Chronic venous leg ulceration


Deep vein thrombosis


Extracellular matrix


Endovascular laser therapy




Low molecular weight heparin


Percutaneous ablation of perforators


Percutaneous aspiration thrombectomy


Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis


Post-thrombotic syndrome


Radiofrequency ablation


Subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery


Venoactive drug



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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