Strategies for the Management of Incompetent Perforating Veins

  • Riju Ramachandran Menon
  • Subramoniam Vaidyanathan


Surgery of incompetent perforators is the bone of contention in phlebology. The precise role and significance of incompetent perforators in CVI is not clearly defined. Most of the studies have combined elimination of saphenous reflux with perforator disconnection. Reports of isolated treatment of perforators are very few. Judgement on the relevance of perforators in the pathogenesis of CVI is extremely difficult on account of these limitations.


Wound Complication Harmonic Scalpel Deep Fascia Venous Ulcer Perforate Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riju Ramachandran Menon
    • 1
  • Subramoniam Vaidyanathan
    • 1
  1. 1.General SurgeryAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita LaneKochiIndia

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