Venous wall function in the pathogenesis of varicose veins.

  title={Venous wall function in the pathogenesis of varicose veins.},
  author={Geraldine H Clarke and Spyridon N. Vasdekis and John T Hobbs and Andrew Nicolaides},
  volume={111 4},
Three theories have been proposed to explain the cause of varicose veins, citing three different factors as the primary cause: valvular incompetence, a weakness of the vein wall, and increased arterial inflow associated with multiple arteriovenous communications. This study was designed to determine the cause of varicose veins with respect to these three factors. Duplex scanning techniques were used to assess the venous valves, and simultaneous measurements of calf volume (strain-gauge… CONTINUE READING


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