Venous insuf ficiency, varicose veins, and perforators

Eric K. Peden, Nyla Ismail

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Venous disease affects large numbers of people in the United States. Venous disease can be due to incompetence with re flux of the deep and super ficial systems, or within the super ficial system itself. There are many reasons venous insuf ficiency develops, including pregnancy, obesity, lifestyle or job-related activities, familial/genetic factors, deep vein thrombosis, and idiopathic cases. Endoluminal treatment of venous insuf ficiency has rapidly gained widespread acceptance and has entered into mainstream practice. The advancement of minimally invasive techniques has enabled ambulatory clinic treatment in the majority of patients with varicose veins, getting patients back to normal activity and work more rapidly than traditional open surgical methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVascular Surgery
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781447129127
ISBN (Print)9781447129110
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Laser ablation
  • Perforator veins
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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