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Saphenous Vein-Sparing Strategies in Chronic Venous Disease

  • Paolo Zamboni
  • Erika Mendoza
  • Sergio Gianesini
  • Describes and illustrates all techniques currently employed in saphenous vein-sparing strategies

  • Offers detailed insights into venous pathophysiology and its relevance to clinical management

  • Covers brand new endovenous options for saphenous sparing

  • Provides an up-to-date review of the literature regarding diagnostic and therapeutic protocols


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Zamboni
      Pages 3-7
    3. Sergio Gianesini, Paolo Zamboni, Erika Mendoza
      Pages 9-33
    4. Sergio Gianesini, Paolo Zamboni, Erika Mendoza
      Pages 35-74
    5. Sergio Gianesini, Paolo Zamboni, Erika Mendoza
      Pages 115-118
  3. CHIVA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Sergio Gianesini, Roberto Delfrate, Massimo Cappelli, Erika Mendoza
      Pages 181-202
    3. Roberto Delfrate, Erika Mendoza
      Pages 203-215
    4. Sergio Gianesini, Erika Mendoza, Paolo Zamboni
      Pages 217-223
    5. Erika Mendoza, Erica Menegatti
      Pages 225-238
  4. Other Venous Sparing Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Paul Pittaluga, Sylvain Chastanet
      Pages 253-264
    3. Paolo Zamboni, Sergio Gianesini
      Pages 265-276
  5. How to Treat a Patient in a Modern Phlebologic Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
  6. Sergio Gianesini, Paolo Zamboni, Erika Mendoza
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book is designed to equip the reader with a detailed knowledge of the pathophysiology of chronic venous disease and an understanding of the clinical benefits of restoring venous drainage by saphenous vein-sparing procedures, including minimization of invasiveness and reduction of the recurrence rate. All of the techniques currently available for vein-sparing strategies, including novel endovenous options, are clearly described and illustrated, with explanation of the role and value of recent technical innovations. 

The reader is guided through the entire management process, starting from diagnosis and proceeding through evaluation of the individual patient’s needs to the successful implementation of appropriate treatment. In addition, the literature on relevant diagnostic and therapeutic protocols is thoroughly reviewed, covering all significant publications to the present day. The content is kept as simple as possible to help those new to the field. At the same time, the deep insights into theoretical and technical aspects will support even the most advanced specialists in their everyday practice. 


Saphenous sparing techniques Venous reflux suppression Conservative phlebology Venous shunts Chronic venous insufficiency Venous leg ulcers Duplex-sonography

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Zamboni
    • 1
  • Erika Mendoza
    • 2
  • Sergio Gianesini
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Diseases CenterUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.Venenpraxis WunstorfWunstorfGermany
  3. 3.Translational Surgery Unit-Vascular Disease CenterUniversity of Ferrara Vascular Disease CenterFerraraItaly

About the editors

Paolo Zamboni, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chief of the Vascular Disease Centre at the University of Ferrara, Italy, an investigation and clinical center for vascular disease and translational surgery. Over the past 20 years he has investigated in depth the possibility of restoring venous drainage by saphenous vein-sparing strategies, publishing more than 50 indexed papers and chapters on the topic.

Erika Mendoza, MD, PhD, runs a Vein Office in Germany. Besides her clinical work, she is engaged in basic research into venous reflux and over the past decade she has published a number of publications on anatomy, duplex ultrasound, and physiology of the leg veins. Dr. Mendoza wrote a German handbook on CHIVA that explained the method for self-teaching purposes. For Springer, she authored Duplexultraschall der oberflächlichen Beinvenen (2nd edn., 2013) and co-edited Duplex Ultrasound of Superficial Leg Veins (2014) in cooperation with Dr. Nick Morrison (USA) and Dr. Christopher Lattimer (UK).

Sergio Gianesini, MD PhD, is a surgeon working in the Vascular Disease Centre and Translational Surgery Unit of the University of Ferrara. He has published a number of articles and reviews on the topic of saphenous vein sparing. Looking to the future of such strategies, he is actively investigating the feasibility of using innovative endovenous devices in venous drainage restoration.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Saphenous Vein-Sparing Strategies in Chronic Venous Disease
  • Editors Paolo Zamboni
    Erika Mendoza
    Sergio Gianesini
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70637-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09976-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70638-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 289
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Vascular Surgery
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