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Venous Ulcers Associated with Superficial Venous Insufficiency

  • Guŏmundur Daníelsson
  • Bo Eklöf
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Case Report

A 59-year-old female secretary was referred for evaluation and treatment of a non-healing painful ulcer on the medial aspect of her right lower leg. The ulcer had been recurrent almost every year for the past 9 years, often healing during the winter season. She had since early childhood been overweight (currently 87 kg, 170 cm, body mass index 30) and had difficulty in using compression stocking. She was otherwise healthy. She had two children, the first child born when she was 32 year of age and her second child 2 years later. After the birth of her second child she began to notice varicose veins on the lower leg on both sides and she often felt tiredness and heaviness in the leg in the afternoon. There was no history of deep venous thrombosis. She had been on birth control pills for 10 years and was currently on hormone replacement therapy because of severe postmenopausal symptoms. She had been treated at a local dermatological clinic for the past 2 years and was now...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reykjavik Venous Center, Domus MedicaReykjavíkIceland
  2. 2.University of LundLundSweden

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