Popliteal Varicose Veins

Vascular Surgery Legs

Fig. 10.1.1a-c Different types of varices. a Stem varicosis of greater saphenous vein. b Reticular varices in the area of the popliteal fossa, with pigmentation. c Telangiectasia due to venous stasis, agenesia of valves, deep venous thrombosis (post-thrombotic syndrome) or progressive primary varicosis. The most common cause is varicose disease. Varicose veins are dilated, tortuous and superficial veins occurring mainly in the lower limb area. Three types exist (Fig. 10.1.1) dilated saphenous...