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What is chronic venous insufficiency ?

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    What is chronic venus insufficiency ?

    Chronic venous insufficiency is characterised by valvular incompetence, reflux, venous obstruction, or a combination of the above. 

    What are the consequences of chronic venous insufficiency ?

    Untreated chronic venous insufficiency results in venous hypertension. This, in essence, is elevated pressure in the downstream venous pressure. 

    What are the clinical manifestations of chronic venous insufficiency ? 

    Chronic venous insufficiency in the lower extremity can cause edema, pain, trophic changes in the skin which can manifest in stasis venous dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, lipodermatosclerosis, atrophe blanche and venous stasis ulcer formation. 

    Dr Karamanoukian's Comment;  Treatment for venous insufficiency reduces the likelihood of developing skin changes in the legs that ultimately result in the formation of venous stasis ulcers