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Venous aneurysm as a clinical problem. General and local complications

Barbara Wolf1, Magda Czajkowska2, Andrzej T. Dorobisz1
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Chirurgia Polska 2022;24(1-2):10-15.
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  1. The Silesian Piastas Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland (Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Śląskich, Wrocław)
  2. The Department of Pharmacy of the Regional Blood Donation Centre, Wroclaw, Poland (Regionalne Centrum Krwiodawstwa i Krwiolecznictwa, Wrocław)

open access

Vol 24, No 1-2 (2022)
Original articles
Published online: 2023-08-04

Abstract

Venous system aneurysms appear relatively rarely and are diagnosed even less frequently, especially
if asymptomatic. Asymptomatic aneurysms are detected during duplex-Doppler studies. Symptomatic
aneurysms are often life-threatening.

The first part of this paper presents a literature review of this rare disease, and the second part presents
a the material of the cochort of 5 patients underwent surgical treatment due to venous aneurysm and its
complications.

There is no clear standard of treatment for venous aneurysms. The main reasons for this are relatively
low epidemiology, diversity of locations, difficulty in establishing primary and secondary aetiologies,
anatomical structure, and the coexistence of concomitant diseases. Given the numerous uncertainties,
several factors should be considered when deciding the next steps in treatment.

Abstract

Venous system aneurysms appear relatively rarely and are diagnosed even less frequently, especially
if asymptomatic. Asymptomatic aneurysms are detected during duplex-Doppler studies. Symptomatic
aneurysms are often life-threatening.

The first part of this paper presents a literature review of this rare disease, and the second part presents
a the material of the cochort of 5 patients underwent surgical treatment due to venous aneurysm and its
complications.

There is no clear standard of treatment for venous aneurysms. The main reasons for this are relatively
low epidemiology, diversity of locations, difficulty in establishing primary and secondary aetiologies,
anatomical structure, and the coexistence of concomitant diseases. Given the numerous uncertainties,
several factors should be considered when deciding the next steps in treatment.

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Keywords

venous aneurysm; clinical symptoms; rupture of a venous aneurysm; differential diagnosis; therapy

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Title

Venous aneurysm as a clinical problem. General and local complications

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 24, No 1-2 (2022)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

10-15

Published online

2023-08-04

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156

DOI

10.5603/ChP.2022.0007

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2022;24(1-2):10-15.

Keywords

venous aneurysm
clinical symptoms
rupture of a venous aneurysm
differential diagnosis
therapy

Authors

Barbara Wolf
Magda Czajkowska
Andrzej T. Dorobisz

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