[Clinical aspects of deep venous varicose insufficiency].Phlebologie. 1992 Jul-Sep; 45(3):247-53; discussion 253-4.P
Attention is paid to the set of problems connected with the non-thrombotic insufficiency of the conducting veins of the leg. Phlebographic and X-ray morphometric investigations of the last years were able to prove that the primary varicosis does not exclusively represent a disease of the superficial and perforating fasciae venous system, but that the subfascial venous system (system of conductive veins) is without doubt also included in the pathogenetic reactive process. Two casuistic descriptions of cases with phlebographically and Doppler-sonographically ascertained insufficiency of the conductive veins of the leg are demonstrated. It is referred to the diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic problems of the isolated non-thrombotic insufficiency of the conductive veins. Leading diagnostic criteria of the isolated ectasic (varicose) insufficiency of the conducting veins of the leg are: symptomatology of subjective complaints, such as sensation of tension, feeling of heaviness of the legs, inclination to swelling, pains, epifascial freedom from varices, phlebographic evidence of the ectasia of conductive veins and sonographic confirmation of reflux.