Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Treatment of Leg Veins, Text with DVD, 2nd Edition

Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Treatment of Leg Veins

2nd Edition Text with DVD

By Murad Alam, MD, Chief, Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago IL and Sirunya Silapunt, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, USA

Fundamental Concepts
1. Venous anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
2. Presentations of venous disease
a. Superficial venous insufficiency
b. Deep venous insufficiency
c. Differential diagnosis of clinical patterns
Diagnostic Approach
3. Patient Evaluation (H&P)
a. History and physical
b. Clinical Etiologic Anatomic Pathologic (CEAP) classification
c. Diagnostic studies
d. Manual Doppler
e. Duplex ultrasound
f. Photoplethysmography
g. Classification of venous disease
4. Therapeutic overview
a. Role of Compression therapy
b. Treatment of truncal or saphenous vein incompetence
c. Treatment of non-truncal tributaries
i. Small vessel disease
ii. Large vessel disease
d. Integrating therapeutic options
5. Sclerotherapy
a. Standard technique
b. Foam sclerotherapy
c. Duplex guided sclerotherapy
d. Empty vein technique
6. Laser surgery
7. Ambulatory Phlebectomy
a. Leg varicosities
b. Veins in other locations
8. Endovenous ablation
a. VNUS ClosureŽ (Radiofrequency ClosureŽ)
b. Endovenous laser
9. Surgical Approaches
a. Stripping and Ligation
b. Subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery (SEPS)
10. Appendices
a. Organizations
b. Equipment manufacturers and distributors
c. Diagrams and forms