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New CEAP Classification Update 2020

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    The CEAP (Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology) classification is an internationally accepted standard for describing patients with chronic venous disorders.

    It has been updated to include some new clinical categories, classified under the "C" part of CEAP.

    The CEAP classification needs periodic analysis and revisions according to the CEAP Task Force and here are the changes:

    1)  adding Corona phlebectatica as the C4c clinical subclass

    2)  introducing the modifier "r" for recurrent varicose veins

    3) introducing the modified "r" for recurrent venous ulcers

    4) and replacing numeric descriptions of the venous segments by their common abbreviations. 

    The updates are published by Fedor Lurie, Marc Passman, Mark Meisner MD, Elna Masuda, Hrold Welch, Ruth Bush, John Blebea, Patrick H Carpenter, Marianne De Maeseneer, Anthony Gasparis,  Nicos Labropoulos, William A Marston, Joseph Rafetto, Fabricio Santiago, Cynthia Shortell, Jean Francois Uhl, Tomasz Urbanek, Andre van Rij, Bo Eklof, Peter Glovickzi, Robert Kistner, Peter Lawrence, Gregory Moneta, Frank Padberg, Michel Perrin and Thomas Wakefield. 

    The article is published in J Vasc Surg Venous Lymhat Disord 2020; 8(3): 342-352.