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Phlebosclerosis
Sunday, February 3, 2013

 

Researchers looked for the incidence of phlebosclerosis, thickening of veins walls in a population of patients who had no history of trauma or leg injury.

 

The authors of this study, Labropoulos and colleagues from SUNY Stony Brook, looked at 1,000 limbs by Duplex ultrasonography and showed that phlebosclerosis "affected all superficial veins with greater prevalence in the small saphenous vein (SSV). The mean length of the phlebosclerotic lesion was 2 cm (range 1-7 cm)".

 

The authors concluded that the "prevalence of phlebosclerosis in the lower extremities appears to be low with no significant sex differences. Age and chronic venous disease are important factors for its development. It may be present in the absence of thrombosis or reflux. A greater prevalence of phlebosclerotic lesions was found in the SSV".

 

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Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

 

 

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