[Surgical treatment of post-thrombophlebitic syndrome].Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 1976 Mar; 116(3):48-50.VK
Under observation were 125 patients with postthrombophlebitic syndrome of the lower extremities. Along with the routine surgical methods of treatment the authors suggested and performed in 30 patients a new operative procedure--communicotomy, that consists in separation of the superficial and profound venous systems in the lower crural third via a separate incision in the upper crural third. To this end a new instrument--a communicotome was devised. Indications to some or other kind of surgery were elaborated by the authors. 76% of patients showed an improvement within the terms from 1 to 6 years postoperatively.