Management of Varicose Veins of the Lower Extremities. Part II

Publication Date: August 28, 2023
Last Updated: December 21, 2023

Diagnosis

1. Evaluation of Patients With Varicose Veins

1.1. Classification and grading of clinical severity of chronic venous disorders

Good Practice Statements
1.1.1.
We recommend the use of the 2020 updated Clinical Stage, Etiology, Anatomy, Pathology (CEAP) classification system for chronic venous disorders. The clinical or basic CEAP classification can be used for clinical practice, and the full CEAP classification system should be used for clinical research. ( G-U , )
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Treatment

2. Compression Therapy

2.1. Compression therapy vs. intervention

Recommendations
2.1.1.
For patients with symptomatic varicose veins and axial reflux in the superficial truncal veins, we suggest compression therapy for primary treatment if the patient’s ambulatory status and/or underlying medical conditions warrant a conservative approach, or if the patient prefers conservative treatment for either a trial period or definitive management. ( 2 – Weak , C)
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Overview

Title

Management of Varicose Veins of the Lower Extremities. Part II

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