Venous insufficiency of the lower limbs

Common disease with no cure available for the underlying condition Superficial venous insufficiency is the most common form of the disease. Varicose veins are the most common visible sign of superficial venous insufficiency but not all patients have them. Deep venous insufficiency is less frequent and often results from deep venous thrombosis. Compression stockings are the first choice treatment for patients with mild symptoms . They are also recommended after surgical treatment. Symptoms in a leg with varicose veins may be due to other factors, and the patient should not be promised that the symptoms will disappear after surgery. Colour Doppler duplex ultrasound is the diagnostic method of first choice and indispensable when planning further treatment. Invasive procedures should not be performed without preceding ultrasonography.