Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2010 • VOLUME 16 • №2

FUNCTIONAL VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT (REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE)

Ilyukhin E.A., Zolotukhin I.A.
Clinic «Medalp», St. Petersburg, Russia
S.I. Spasokukotsky Chair of Faculty Surgery, Russian State Medical University named after №1 Pirogov, Moscow, Russia

Reviewed herein are the available literature data concerning functional venous insufficiency (phlebopathies). Part I analyses the data on terminology, epidemiology, effect on quality of life, aetiology and pathogenesis, risk factors, as well as possible methods of diagnosis of this pathological condition.

Method: search in the MEDLINE database by means of the PubMed system.

KEY WORDS: phlebopathy, functional venous insufficiency, varicose symptoms without varicose veins.

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