[Phlebodynamometry studies in patients with chronic venous insufficiency and phlebography verified insufficiency of muscle veins].Z Gesamte Inn Med. 1990 Feb 15; 45(4):102-3.ZG
23 patients with complaints in the sense of a chronic venous insufficiency were examined by means of phlebodynamometry, who phlebographically did not show any postthrombotic changes of the deep conducting veins, but had clear signs of an insufficiency of the muscle veins stage I-III. Cases with isolated insufficiency of the muscle veins (n = 5) and combination forms with additional insufficiency of the conducting veins and/or superficial varicosis (long and short saphenous veins) were found. Measured at the decrease of pressure (delta-p) after exercise in the combined forms the epifascial varicosis has the greatest haemodynamic effects. The isolated findings of an insufficiency of the muscle veins with or without additional insufficiency of the conducting veins has apparently only smaller haemodynamic effects. For the isolated insufficiency of the muscle veins normal limit values for delta-p could still be measured, which also could only insignificantly be bettered by application of a tourniquet. This knowledge is important for therapy planning.