Published: 2021-09-28

Status of clinical profile and management of varicose veins in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Atul Tandon


Background: Varicose veins are a widespread medical condition found in at least 10 percent of the general population. Symptoms of varicose veins range from asymptomatic varicose veins to more extreme symptoms such as ulceration and bleeding.

Methods: Fifty-six cases of varicose veins of lower limb were evaluated by taking detailed history and by carrying out thorough clinical examination. Patients with features of varicose veins and its complications were included in the study while patients with secondary varicose veins due to deep vein thrombosis, recurrent varicose veins, pregnancy, and venous flow obstruction were excluded from the study.

Results: It was more common in left lower limb then compared to right one, 26 (46.4%) patients developed in left and 23 (41.1%) patients in right lower limb. In the present study, right limb involvement of 41.1% and left limb involvement of 46.4%. In the present study bilateral involvement is seen in four patients (12.5%).

Conclusions: Distributions of varicose veins of lower limbs is greater common in center age organization of 30 to 50 years (58.9%) with male predominance, career and own family history are the opposite contributory factors.


Primary varicose veins, Varicose vein, Long saphenous vein and lower limbs

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