Key Features

Optimize outcomes and improve your technique with guidance about common pitfalls and "tricks of the trade" from practically minded, technically skilled, hands-on clinicians.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts
1. Venous anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
2. Presentations of venous disease
a. Superficial venous insufficiency
b. Deep venous insufficiency
c. Differential diagnosis of clinical patterns
Diagnostic Approach
3. Patient Evaluation (H&P)
a. History and physical
b. Clinical Etiologic Anatomic Pathologic (CEAP) classification
c. Diagnostic studies
d. Manual Doppler
e. Duplex ultrasound
f. Photoplethysmography
g. Classification of venous disease
Therapy
4. Therapeutic overview
a. Role of Compression therapy
b. Treatment of truncal or saphenous vein incompetence
c. Treatment of non-truncal tributaries
i. Small vessel disease
ii. Large vessel disease
d. Integrating therapeutic options
5. Sclerotherapy
a. Standard technique
b. Foam sclerotherapy
c. Duplex guided sclerotherapy
d. Empty vein technique
6. Laser surgery
7. Ambulatory Phlebectomy
a. Leg varicosities
b. Veins in other locations
8. Endovenous ablation
a. VNUS Closure® (Radiofrequency Closure®)
b. Endovenous laser
9. Surgical Approaches
a. Stripping and Ligation
b. Subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery (SEPS)
Resources
10. Appendices
a. Organizations
b. Equipment manufacturers and distributors
c. Diagrams and forms


Index

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437736175

About the authors

Murad Alam

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology and Surgery; Vice-Chair, Department of Dermatology; Chief, Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery; Director, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Sirunya Silapunt

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, USA