Venous diseases are becoming more and more frequent. An increasing number of people suffer from varicose veins, chronic venous stasis and, as a result, venous ulcers. Thus it is increading important for physicians and surgeons to make an accurate and early diagnosis of weaknesses in the vein wall, and for nurses to effect and monitor the care plan. The colour atlas serves the needs of a wide range of professionals by reinforcing diagnostic skills and suggesting management. It covers the basic anatomy, the different types of varices, the clinical stages of chronic venous stasis and inflammatory venous changes, by means of excellent colour photographs, X-rays, drawings and concise, practical text.
Foreword by Jochen Staubesand (Emeritus Professor, Department of Anatomy, University of Freiburg)
Introduction: the Clinical Relevance of Venous Disease.
1. Anatomy of the Venous and Arterial System of the Lower Limb.
2. Phlebology in Clinical Practice:
Types of Varices
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Inflammatory Changes in the Veins
3. Histopathology of the Leg Veins, with Particular Attention to Phlebosclerosis.