Many pathophysiology, anatomical, diagnosis and therapy principles have deeply improved in the past decades. For many years the vascular surgeons preferred to dedicate to the arterial pathologies rather than to the venous diseases, regarded as trivial. But, the new technologies such as the ultrasound Doppler, laser, radiofrequency, foam sclerotherapy, the better quality of the elastic stockings and bandages associated to a reduction of invasive surgical procedures, increased the interest in the phlebology field.
Recently published papers showed a high incidence of the venous pathology as well as a great social economic burden. These findings also contributed to influence doctors’ decisions and interest into phlebology.
This book aims to present the new findings on the venous diseases. It includes chapters on new anatomical and physiological findings, along with new challenges of microcirculation and the genesis of the disease. It also describes new diagnosis and treatment methods which range from the traditional to the most modern ones. Finally, the great venous complex syndromes and coagulation disorders, such as thromboembolism, have beeb here discussed. Therefore, this is an indispensable reference book useful to fellows and specialists in angiology, phlebology, vascular and general surgery, cardiology, aesthetics and plastic surgery.
Clinical embryology of the venous bed of the lower limbs
Anatomy of the venous system of the lower limb
Physiology of the venous system of the lower limbs
Venous endothelium, endothelial inflammation and dysfunction CHRONIC VENOUS DISEASE
Terminology, classifications and severity scoring
The CEAP classification and its evolution
The role of scores in the management of chronic venous disease
The magnitude of the problem
Patients with chronic venous disease-related symptoms without signs: prevalence and hypotheses on pathophysiology
Medical compression therapy in 2013: what’s new?
Is there still space for open surgery?
Endovascular treatment procedure
Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy
Varicose veins of the lower limbs: a comparison of endoluminal techniques “the choice”
Quality of life
Prevention VENOUS-LYMPHATIC VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS
Non-invasive diagnostic in malformations
Surgical treatment VENOUS THROMBOSIS
Effective thrombosis prophylaxis using individual risk assessment
Particular aspects of venous thromboembolism and cancer
Quality of life and venous disease
Primary and secondary venous thromboembolism prevention
Treatment of asymptomatic patients with thrombophilia POST-THROMBOTIC SYNDROME
Recent advances in the management of post-thrombotic syndrome. Are drugs indicated and efficient?
Surgical therapy VENOUS ULCERS
Definitions and differential diagnosis
News in inflammatory and microcirculatory mechanisms
Dressings of venous ulcers SPECIAL SESSION
Invasive diagnostic imaging
Pelvic reflux varicose veins
A novel plethysmographic method for assessment of cerebral venous drainage
Percutaneous treatment of deep vein thrombosis
The treatment of varicocele and pelvic congestion syndrome