venous incompetence


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Related to venous incompetence: venous insufficiency, Chronic Venous Insufficiency

venous incompetence

Inability of a vein to prevent the backward flow of blood because of valve diseases or complications of deep venous thrombosis.
See also: incompetence

venous incompetence

lower-limb venous system dysfunction; characterized by limb discomfort, varicose veins, woody oedema, varicose eczema, hemosiderosis, poor response to trauma and reduced skin healing, varicose ulceration and atrophy blanche
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5 seconds of retrograde flow as the criterion for pathological reflux, several seconds of retrograde flow is typically seen in patients with venous incompetence (1) (Figure 2).
1% of patients receiving surgery plus sclerotherapy had distal venous incompetence (assessed with color duplex scanning and ambulatory venous pressure measurement), compared with 36.
Most ulceration is venous in origin and develops from persistent elevation in pressure caused by venous incompetence or obstruction.
The new FDA clearance authorizes the use of Diomed's 810nm D15 Plus and D30 Plus laser systems and associated procedure kits for treatment of venous incompetence and reflux of other superficial veins in the lower extremity.