Phlebolymphology N°97 – Editorial

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Dear Readers,

In this new issue,

Philippe Lemasle and Milka Greiner focus on the use of transcutaneous Doppler ultrasound for the diagnosis of some unusual causes of lower limb varicose veins, such as incompetent intraosseous perforating veins, sciatic nerve varicose veins, and inguinal leak points.

Air plethysmography is a small, lightweight device that measures change in calf volume in response to various maneuvers. Christopher R. Lattimer and Erika Mendoza evaluate the different types of patients with venous disease who need to be investigated with air plethysmography, highlighting the points for best practice.

Gabriel Bayona, Miguel Ramírez, Jorge H. Ulloa, Ruben Villarreal, John Fernando Garcia, Rafael Garrido, Luis G. Cadavid, and Jorge Ulloa-Dominguez discuss the results of two observational multicenter surveys–ALIADO (quality of life in outpatients with chronic venous disease) and ALIVIO (endovenous ablation of varicose veins)–that were carried out in outpatients with symptomatic chronic venous disease in Colombia in which clinical characteristics, symptoms, and quality of life evolution were evaluated.

Marzia Lugli describes the functioning of intravascular ultrasound and further discusses how the technique can be used to improve venoplasty and stenting of iliac and caval vein obliterations.

Jean-Luc Gerard presents the role of compression therapy in the treatment of lower limb varicose veins and discusses the necessity of its use after different endovenous treatments, such as sclerotherapy and thermal ablation with perspectives from clinical studies and guidelines.

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