Phlebolymphology N°93 – Editorial

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Dear Readers,

In this new issue of Phlebolymphology, Jean-Luc Gerard (France) reviews the interventional treatment methods for the small saphenous vein, which must be carried out very carefully because the vein ending is variable and it is in close proximity to the nerves. He also shares his personal experience with endovenous laser ablation, while providing clear recommendations for the optimal outcome.

Sclerotherapy is an effective and safe treatment when used by trained and careful hands; however, complications can happen even to the most experienced practitioner. Lourdes Reina (Spain) focuses on the possible minor and major complications after sclerotherapy and discusses how to manage these complications efficiently.

Y. T. Tsukanov and Yurii Tsukanov (Russia) analyze the potential tools and treatments to support the function of a weakened great saphenous vein. He presents his clinical experience, demonstrating the benefits of micronized purified flavonoid fraction in the treatment of situational great saphenous vein reflux in patients with early stages of varicose veins.

Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive, and debilitating disease. An early and accurate diagnosis and treatment is very important to alter the normal progression of the disease. Sarah Thomis (Belgium) provides an overview of the available noninvasive and invasive diagnostic tools for lymphedema.

Pregnancy is one of the major predisposing factors for developing venous insufficiency. Djordje Radak and Slobodan Tanaskovic (Serbia) discuss the current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency during pregnancy and for the prevention of a venous thromboembolism. He also reviews the current role of low-molecular weight heparin, warfarin, venotonic agents, and compression stockings in chronic venous disease treatment.

Enjoy reading this issue!
Editorial Manager
Dr. H. Pelin Yaltirik