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The importance of small saphenous vein reflux on chronic venous disease clinic.
Int Angiol. 2015 Feb; 34(1):30-5.IA

Abstract

AIM

It is estimated that between 5% to 20% of the adult population in developed countries is affected by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), thus being the most frequent vascular disorder. Recent studies show that, in most CVI patients, their junctions are competent and the correlated superficial reflux is present along the saphenous vein. Objective of the study was to correlate the presence and distribution of reflux in the saphenous vein with the signs and symptoms of CVI, through CEAP, in female patients.

METHODS

Record review of patients with CVI signs and symptoms who underwent clinical and ultrasound examinations in order to classify them according to CEAP. The sample was divided into three groups according to the presence of saphenous vein insufficiency: Group I-SSV, Group II-GSV, and Group III-SSV and GSV.

RESULTS

A total of 312 lower limbs of 259 female patients aged between 15 and 85 years were examined. The most prevalent clinical classes in the three groups were C2 (44.55%) and C3 (46.48%). Four patterns of reflux were identified in isolated SSV, with the highest incidence of proximal reflux (69.23%). SPJ impairment was most likely to occur in clinical cases of greater severity. Five patterns of reflux were identified in GSV, with the proximal one the most prevalent (64.42%).

CONCLUSION

There is a correlation between the clinical severity of CVI and the reflux along the SSV in association with GSV; the risk of moderate to high clinical severity in group III was 3.6 times higher than in group I and 4.6 times higher than group II.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Medicine Course of the State University of Maringá, Vascular Sonographer by Brazilian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Brazilian College of Radiology (BSAVS/BCR), Maringá, PR, Brazil - seidel@wnet.com.br.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24927019

Citation

Seidel, A, et al. "The Importance of Small Saphenous Vein Reflux On Chronic Venous Disease Clinic." International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, vol. 34, no. 1, 2015, pp. 30-5.
Seidel A, Bergamasco N, Miranda F, et al. The importance of small saphenous vein reflux on chronic venous disease clinic. Int Angiol. 2015;34(1):30-5.
Seidel, A., Bergamasco, N., Miranda, F., Previdelli, I., & Barili, E. (2015). The importance of small saphenous vein reflux on chronic venous disease clinic. International Angiology : a Journal of the International Union of Angiology, 34(1), 30-5.
Seidel A, et al. The Importance of Small Saphenous Vein Reflux On Chronic Venous Disease Clinic. Int Angiol. 2015;34(1):30-5. PubMed PMID: 24927019.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The importance of small saphenous vein reflux on chronic venous disease clinic. AU - Seidel,A, AU - Bergamasco,N, AU - Miranda,F, AU - Previdelli,I, AU - Barili,E, Y1 - 2014/06/13/ PY - 2014/6/14/entrez PY - 2014/6/14/pubmed PY - 2016/2/27/medline SP - 30 EP - 5 JF - International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology JO - Int Angiol VL - 34 IS - 1 N2 - AIM: It is estimated that between 5% to 20% of the adult population in developed countries is affected by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), thus being the most frequent vascular disorder. Recent studies show that, in most CVI patients, their junctions are competent and the correlated superficial reflux is present along the saphenous vein. Objective of the study was to correlate the presence and distribution of reflux in the saphenous vein with the signs and symptoms of CVI, through CEAP, in female patients. METHODS: Record review of patients with CVI signs and symptoms who underwent clinical and ultrasound examinations in order to classify them according to CEAP. The sample was divided into three groups according to the presence of saphenous vein insufficiency: Group I-SSV, Group II-GSV, and Group III-SSV and GSV. RESULTS: A total of 312 lower limbs of 259 female patients aged between 15 and 85 years were examined. The most prevalent clinical classes in the three groups were C2 (44.55%) and C3 (46.48%). Four patterns of reflux were identified in isolated SSV, with the highest incidence of proximal reflux (69.23%). SPJ impairment was most likely to occur in clinical cases of greater severity. Five patterns of reflux were identified in GSV, with the proximal one the most prevalent (64.42%). CONCLUSION: There is a correlation between the clinical severity of CVI and the reflux along the SSV in association with GSV; the risk of moderate to high clinical severity in group III was 3.6 times higher than in group I and 4.6 times higher than group II. SN - 1827-1839 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24927019/The_importance_of_small_saphenous_vein_reflux_on_chronic_venous_disease_clinic_ L2 - http://www.minervamedica.it/index2.t?show=R34Y2015N01A0030 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -