Pelvic vein reflux in female patients with varicose veins: comparison of incidence between a specialist private vein clinic and the vascular department of a National Health Service District General Hospital.

@article{Marsh2009PelvicVR,
  title={Pelvic vein reflux in female patients with varicose veins: comparison of incidence between a specialist private vein clinic and the vascular department of a National Health Service District General Hospital.},
  author={Petra Marsh and Judy M. Holdstock and Charmaine C. Harrison and Curtis Smith and Barrie A. Price and Mark S Whiteley},
  journal={Phlebology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={108-13}
}
OBJECTIVES Mounting evidence suggests that pelvic vein reflux is an important contributing factor to recurrent varicose veins. We compared the incidence in our specialist private unit (Unit A) with that of a District General Hospital (Unit B). METHODS Results of all female patient lower limb duplex ultrasound (LLDUS) and transvaginal pelvic ultrasound (TVUS) scans performed over a one-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with refluxing veins emanating from the abdomen or pelvis… CONTINUE READING