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A Journal on Phlebology

Official Journal of the Italian College of Phlebology
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ISSN 1593-232X

Online ISSN 1827-1766


Acta Phlebologica 2014 December;15(3):143-7


The role of superficial epigastric vein sparing in the treatment of chronic venous disease: a retrospective study

Cestaro G. 1, Furino E. 1, Solimeno G. 1, Gentile M. 1, Benassai G. 1, Massa S. 1, Quarto G. 1, 2

1 Department of Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Surgery, Unit of General and Mini-invasive Surgery, Federico II University, Naples, Italy;
2 Executive Board, Italian Society of Phlebology

The aim of this study was to compare two different approaches to surgical treatment of varicose veins in the lower limbs, too often characterized by recurrence or persistent varicose veins. In our retrospective study, we analyzed how superficial epigastric vein sparing in saphenous-femoral crossectomy might influence the incidence of recurrence. We analyzed 200 patients, and we noticed a trend characterized by a reduction of recurrence or persistent varicose veins in the group treated with selective crossectomy (superficial epigastric vein sparing).

language: English


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