ACCESSORY SAPHENOUS VEINS INCOMPETENCE

The anterior accessory saphenous vein is a special anterior tributary of the great saphenous vein , draining the antero-lateral face of the thigh. The lateral accessory saphenous vein – a common cause of recurrent varicose veins. It becomes very often insufficient, causing important varicose veins with an autonomous course and often is the only insufficient vein present on a patient.

Although the accessory saphenous veins represent a key element in explaining postoperative recurrences, they also participate in the appearance of post stripping varicosities.

The accessory saphenous vein is linked to the greater saphenous vein, which runs parallel to it, and is located in the leg and thigh. Their role is primordial in maintaining correct blood draining. They have valves which prevent blood flowing back from deep to superficial veins in muscular systole or contraction.

CAUSES

Chronic venous insufficiency causes and risk factors. Weak or damaged valves cause chronic venous insufficiency.

Some risk factors that can lead to weak or damaged valves include:

  • Personal or family history of varicose veins
  • Being age 50 or older
  • Being female
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or a blood clot in a vein deep below your skin
  • Sitting or standing for long periods
  • Being physically inactive
  • Smoking
  • Symptoms

SYMPTOMS

Chronic venous insufficiency symptoms can include:

  • Heaviness, tiredness, aching, fatigue, swelling, or pain in your legs.
  • Skin discoloration in the middle of the calf or the ankle.
  • Skin ulcers, or wounds that do not heal.
  • Varicose veins — or large, swollen, twisted veins — that you can see under your skin. These may also cause burning, aching, heaviness, and pain.

To diagnose chronic venous insufficiency, Dr. Ruz will:

  • Ask about your symptoms.
  • Review your medical history.
  • Give you a physical exam.

Your surgeon may also use imaging tests to confirm a chronic venous insufficiency diagnosis.

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies. Whether you are seeking an initial examination or a second opinion for your condition, Dr. Ruz and his staff are available to discuss further options and consult on possible treatments.

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DIAGNOSTICS

If you think you have symptoms of Accessory veins, Dr. Ricardo Ruz has the expertise and years of experience to treat them with the best possible procedures available in the industry.

Visit Dr. Ruz for a physical examination in order to consult on possible treatments for your health or esthetic concerns.

To diagnose vascular conditions, Dr. Ruz will do a physical exam, including looking at your legs while you’re standing to check for swelling. He may also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs. Accurate diagnosis is mandatory to define the anatomy and pathophysiology involved in the disease process.

Following the examination, Dr. Ruz will determine if the patient needs a Doppler, or if sclerotherapy treatments can start right away. He will estimate the number of treatments required.

In order to confirm a diagnosis of venous insufficiency of deep veins and to plan treatment, patients may need to have an ultrasound during their first visit.

Dr. Ruz uses high quality ultrasound transducer to allow visualization of the veins in high definition and to apply Doppler technology to measure venous reflux.

Followed the duplex, Dr. Ruz will suggest possible treatments for your health or esthetic concerns.

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies.

Followed physical examination and in some cases ultrasound, Dr. Ruz will offer you possible treatments for your vascular conditions.

See below all possible solutions for Accessory condition.

SOLUTIONS

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