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Surgical treatment of venous diseases and injuries located in lower limbs over a span of history

Krzysztof Milik, Piotr Gembal, Jakub Kęsik, Tomasz Zubilewicz
Chirurgia Polska 2006;8(4):269-273.

open access

Vol 8, No 4 (2006)
Published online: 2007-01-19

Abstract

Venous diseases accompanied mankind from the dawn of history. Through the ages, the most famous physicians worked on this problem. However, the most significant breakthrough in treatment of varicose veins of lover limbs, postphlebitic syndrome and insufficiency of venous valves, was made in the last century and is connected with comprehension of pathophysiology of veins, as well as with great progress in medicine in the 20th century. In this article, we describe the most frequent surgical procedures performed on venous system, taking history into special consideration and familiarize readers with the most recent trends in phlebological surgery. We hope that this article will let the reader recall some forgotten information, and will also show some of the newest trends in surgical treatment of venous diseases.

Abstract

Venous diseases accompanied mankind from the dawn of history. Through the ages, the most famous physicians worked on this problem. However, the most significant breakthrough in treatment of varicose veins of lover limbs, postphlebitic syndrome and insufficiency of venous valves, was made in the last century and is connected with comprehension of pathophysiology of veins, as well as with great progress in medicine in the 20th century. In this article, we describe the most frequent surgical procedures performed on venous system, taking history into special consideration and familiarize readers with the most recent trends in phlebological surgery. We hope that this article will let the reader recall some forgotten information, and will also show some of the newest trends in surgical treatment of venous diseases.
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Keywords

insufficiency of venous valves; varicose veins of lower limbs; postphlebitic syndrome; ulcerations; venous thrombosis; surgery

About this article
Title

Surgical treatment of venous diseases and injuries located in lower limbs over a span of history

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 8, No 4 (2006)

Pages

269-273

Published online

2007-01-19

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2006;8(4):269-273.

Keywords

insufficiency of venous valves
varicose veins of lower limbs
postphlebitic syndrome
ulcerations
venous thrombosis
surgery

Authors

Krzysztof Milik
Piotr Gembal
Jakub Kęsik
Tomasz Zubilewicz

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