[Our experiences in the surgical treatment of post-phlebitis syndrome of the lower extremities].Minerva Chir. 1981 Oct 31; 36(20):1333-6.MC
One to ten year follow-up of 90 patients with post-phlebitis syndromes in various stages is reported. Stress is laid on the fact that treatment of the post-phlebitic limb has not yet been clearly defined, and that various medical and surgical measures are adopted from one case to another. A personal preference for surgical management, restricted to the superficial circulation and the "projected" interruption of incompetent communicating vessels, is expressed, though if considerable trophic lesions are present their regression by means of medical treatment only is regarded as an essential prerequisite to surgery. "Restricted" surgical management gave results that were more than satisfactory in 72.7% of cases, as in other series in the literature.