varicosity


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varicosity

 [var″ĭ-kos´ĭ-te]
1. the quality or state of being varicose; called also phlebectasia and venectasia.
2. varix.

var·i·cos·i·ty

(var'i-kos'i-tē),
A varix or varicose condition.

varicosity

(văr′ĭ-kŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. varicosi·ties
1. Varicosis.
2. A varicose enlargement or swelling.
3. The condition of having varicose veins.

var·i·cos·i·ty

(var'i-kos'i-tē)
A varix or varicose condition.
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One patient (~7%) on the other hand developed an increase in the varicosity even after conservative management and was taken for a surgical intervention with removal of long saphenous vein on an emergency basis.
However, you very well could develop varicosity in other veins.
Smoking may contribute to elevated blood pressure, which in turn can aggravate varicosity.
[8] In our study, all cases had varicosity and 4% had DVT.
Varicosity refers to the presence of tortuous, lengthened, and/or twisted veins, typically in the lower limbs superficial or deep inside [1].
Round ligament varicosity (RLV) is rare and almost all cases are pregnant women.
The complications of sclerotherapy may be minimised using techniques such as microthrombectomy, using multiple small incisions directly over the thrombosed varicosity to extrude the thrombus.
The patient underwent microdirect laryngoscopy to remove the varicosity. No appreciable mass or vascular abnormality was seen with a 0[degrees] telescope (figure 2, A).
This in itself gives me a clue - it could be a varicosity in a testicular vein - just like varicose veins in the leg.
Varicosity can involve the main axial superficial veins, the great saphenous vein (GSV) or the small saphenous vein (SSV) or any other superficial vein tributaries of the lower limbs.