Clinical Profile of Patients with Varicose Vein Attending Tertiary Care Hospital

Clinical Profile of Patients with Varicose Vein Attending Tertiary Care Hospital

  • Sapna Purushotham Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, East Point College of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Ravikar Jayaraj Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, East Point College of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
Keywords: Varicose Vein, Pigmentation and Eczema

Abstract

Background: The exact etiology of Varicose Veins is not clearly known. The fact that the human race gets Varicose Veins at all is probably due to our evolutionary adoption of the erect posture. The superficial veins of the legs being between three and four feet below the heart, and unsupported except by connective tissue are in poor position to withstand continuous venous hypertension and so they become enlarged and tortous i.e., varicose. Subjects and Methods: Patient who satisfy inclusion and exclusion criteria are subjected to clinical examination, Duplex ultrasound and Basic pre-operative investigations for surgery. History and examinations were completed as mentioned in the proforma. The patient was examined in standing position with good illumination, exposing both the lower limbs completely. Results: Study subjects included both males and females, Males comprised of 45% whereas females 55%.Majority of patients were unskilled workers (68.3%).Housewives formed 16.7%. Conclusion: The most common complaint was pain, pigmentation and eczema.

Published
2019-12-31
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