Smooth muscle changes in varicose veins: an ultrastructural study.

In order to understand the pathology of varicose veins, we prospectively collected a total of 23 vein specimens both from the normal proximal thigh long saphenous vein (LSV) in 3 young trauma patients and from the unstripped proximal LSV near the sapheno-femoral junction and the distal calf blowouts in 10 primary varicose veins patients. Ultra-thin sections… CONTINUE READING