Venous disorders, while generally not life-threatening, affect millions worldwide, causing pain, disability and negatively impacting the lives of sufferers. Enormous advances have been made recently in treatments, providing minimally invasive solutions, increasing rates of success, low rates of morbidity and better care for a greater number of patients.
With contributions from experts in a number of specialties, this highly practical guide provides an understanding of the pathophysiology of venous disease and authoritative information on management, and details of all the current treatment options available to physicians. The new techniques and skills described in this book afford patients with venous disease healthier and more productive lives.
The Fundamentals of Phlebology is a valuable resource for all those involved in the field, including physicians from a variety of specialties, including dermatology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology, also also for nursing staff, ultrasonographers, allied health professionals, and scientists.
The Editor, Helane Fronek MD, is a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology and the American College of Physicians, and has specialized since 1986 in the field of Phlebology, recently recognised by both the American Medical Association and American Ossteopathic Association as a distinct medical specialty field.
Table of Contents
Foreword by John Bergan
1. Venous anatomy and pathophysiology
2. Evaluation of the patient with venous disease
3. Conservative therapy for venous disease
4. Principles of the treatment of superficial venous disease
5. Sclerosing solutions
6. Sclerotherapy of telangiectasias and reticular veins
7. Technique for schlerosing varicose veins
8. Complications of sclerotherapy
9. Treatment of leg telangiectasias with lasers and high-intensity pulsed light
10. Endovenous thermal ablation in the management of varicose veins
11. Surgery for varicose veins
12. Ambulatory phlebectomy
13. Anesthesia for phlebological surgery in the office
14. Venous leg ulcers: modern evaluation and management
15. Thrombosis and thrombophlebitis
16. CEAP classification of venous disorders
17. Setting up a phlebology practice
18. About the American College of Phlebology
Helane Fronek MD FACP FACPh