History of venous surgery (1)

History of venous surgery (1) This is the first of the 3 chapters that make up a “History of Venous Surgery”. These chapters will be published consecutively in Phlebolymphology. Michel PERRIN Vascular surgery, Lyon, France INTRODUCTION Before discussing the history of venous surgery, we thought it would be desirable to provide a short semantic and etymological review to clarify or define certain terms that we will use throughout this historical review. SEMANTIC REVIEW Etymologically the word surgery can be defined as the practice of a treatment by using one’s hands. It derives from the Greek χειρουργια (kheirourgia) χειρ (kheir) [hands] … Continue reading History of venous surgery (1)