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Current Management of Varicose Veins


Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Cosmetic Surgery

Problematic varicose veins are estimated to occur in up to 30 million Americans and may be symptomatic and/or unsightly. The majority of symptomatic varicose veins occur in the lower extremities and can result in significant circulatory disease. This problem is more common in women as a result of pregnancy and child bearing. Cosmetic treatment for varicosities is best achieved with a variety of sclerosing procedures.

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Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin

Correspondence: Sandra C. Carr, MD, Vascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin, WI. E-mail:

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