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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 66, No. 3, 2004, pp. 169-171
Bioline Code: is04041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 3, 2004, pp. 169-171

 en Primary varicose veins of the upper extremity: A case report
Jain Satish , Jain Puneet , Singh Tejinder , Aggarwal Nidhi , Singh Amreek

Abstract

Primary varicose veins are a common affliction of the lower extremities whereas the upper extremities are rarely affected for reasons not clearly understood. The literature has little reference as regards the number of cases and management of upper limb varicose veins. Treatment of upper limb varicosities is similar to that of lower extremity, that is the ligation and stripping of the varicose veins. Here we present a case of a 21-year-old male with this unusual condition of primary varicose veins of the upper extremity. Diagnosis in our case was made by means of physical examination and venography. The patient was surgically treated by ligation and stripping of the varicose cephalic vein from elbow to wrist with excellent functional and cosmetic outcome.

Keywords
Varicose Veins, Duplex Scanning, Arteriovenous fistulae, Ligation and stripping

 
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