Operative treatment in postthrombotic syndrome: an update

Oscar MALETI1, Marzia LUGLI2, Michel PERRIN3 1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hesperia Hospital Modena, Italy Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology. 2. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hesperia Hospital Modena, Italy. 3. Associate Professor of Surgery Grenoble and for Institution Unit√© de Pathologie Vasculaire Jean Kunlin, Clinique du Grand Large, Chassieu, Lyon, France. ABSTRACT Postthrombotic deep vein obstruction and/or incompetence can lead to severe chronic venous insufficiency in a significant number of cases. Postthrombotic lesions are essentially of two types: (i) obstruction of various degrees; and (ii) valve destruction with subsequent reflux. These two elements are variously present at different levels. The most…

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