Announcement from the editor in chief

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Dear Readers,

As the Editor in Chief of Phlebolymphology, I have the pleasure to inform you that you may now consult The Vein Glossary in Vein Academy portal (

The Vein Glossary was edited several months ago by Servier. In its foreword, Robert L. Kistner, the father of deep venous reconstructive surgery for reflux, clearly highlighted the aim of glossary: to improve the communication in phlebology and venous surgery for physicians and researchers around the world.

To summarize, the glossary provides definitions for 910 terms used in phlebology, including anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pathology, clinical signs and symptoms and their treatment and indications. All term names defined have been translated into six languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The Vein Glossary also contains 21 complementary figures and 6 references to the world consensus documents as supplements to the terms.

The Vein Glossary has been endorsed by several scientific societies, including the American Venous Forum, the Australia and New Zealand College of Phlebology, the European Venous Forum, the Indian Association of Phlebology, the International Union of Phlebology, and the Latin American Venous Forum

It was my privilege to serve as the main coordinator of The Vein Glossary with the help of Bo Eklöf (Sweden) and Oscar Maleti (Italy), 6 group leaders, and 20 participants.

Editor in chief
Michel Perrin, MD
Vascular Surgery