Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Journal article
Title: Varicose veins: Natural history, assessment and management
Author: Wright, N.
Fitridge, R.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2013; 42(6):380-384
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0300-8495
Statement of
Neil Wright, Rob Fitridge
Abstract: BACKGROUND Varicose veins are a common condition. Presentations can range from those that are noticed incidentally to those causing significant symptoms. Management options range from conservative to surgical approaches, with many alternatives available that offer different advantages, disadvantages and long term outcomes. OBJECTIVE To describe the natural history, assessment and management of varicose veins. DISCUSSION Surgical or other intervention is only necessary in a small percentage of patients, and is seldom urgent, perhaps only in the setting of progressive thrombophlebitis. Duplex ultrasound has become an essential modality for diagnosis, treatment and follow up. All the current modalities of endoluminal and open surgical treatment have similar short term outcomes and risks. Appropriate surgical treatment has the best long term outcomes and evidence base. Treatment of choice, however, depends on many factors, including local expertise.
Keywords: varicose veins
vascular surgical procedures
endovascular procedures
Rights: Copyright status unknown
Published version:
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest
Surgery publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.