[Post-phlebitis varicose veins: pathogenetic role and treatment principles].Phlebologie. 1979 Jan-Mar; 32(1):93-9.P
Many clinical types can be distinguished among the post-phlebitis varicose veins : Substitution varicose veins : pre and supra pubic varicose veins that should be left intact-superficial post-phlebitis venous insufficiency which is characterized by a saphenous insufficiency that is not significantly different as a whole in its physiopathology from the essential saphenous insufficiency, and requires therefore the same forms of therapy. Superficial venous insufficiency combined with an insufficiency of communicating veins of the leg are quite frequent in post-phlebitis situations and can necessitate a special procedure on the insufficient communicating veins. Finally an isolated insufficiency of the communicating veins.