[Diagnosis and surgical management of varicosities].

  title={[Diagnosis and surgical management of varicosities].},
  author={Gerald Hauer},
  volume={14 5},
The diagnosis of varicose veins is based on historical details pertaining to risk factors such as familial preponderance, advanced age, overweight, multiple births, professional activities carried out mainly in the standing or sitting position, use of oral contraceptives, diuretics or drugs which lower venous tone. Swelling of the legs on prolonged recumbancy, during pregnancy, fractures or cast treatment may be associated with thrombosis (Table 1). In addition to inspection and palpation in… CONTINUE READING