Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2009 • VOLUME 15 • №3

Long saphenous vein saving surgery in management of lower-limb varicose disease (Review of the literature)

Makhatilov G.M.

Medical Centre named after R.P. Askerkhanov, Makhachkala, Russia

The review deals with a detailed discussion of specific issues related to the appropriate application of a long-saphenousvein-friendly approach for both clinically and technically advantageous management of patients presenting with lower-limb varicose disease (LLVD), including the terminology involved, indications for and the scope of long saphenous vein-saving operations, the functional state of the vein thus preserved, and finally followed by analysing therapeutic efficacy, adequacy, and outcomes obtained thereby.

KEY WORDS: lower-limb varicose disease, chronic venous insufficiency, long saphenous vein saving operations, long saphenous vein saving surgery, elective phlebectomy.

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