Surgery of Venous Leg Ulcers

  • W. Vanscheidt
Conference paper

Abstract

A broad variety of surgical procedures have accompanied the history of phlebology. Basically one can distinguish three different aims of surgical procedures for venous leg ulceration: (1) interventions on the ulcer (excision, grafting procedures), (2) surgery to correct the underlying venous disease and thereby the venous hypertension (bypass operations, crossectomy, stripping, perforator ligation and dissection, ambulatory phlebectomy) and (3) surgery with the fascia as the target organ.

Keywords

Heparin Cephalosporin Lymphedema Polyvinylpyrrolidone Stripper 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Vanscheidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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