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Recurrences after surgical treatment of patients with post-thrombotic syndrome of the lower extremities

Authors
Journal
European Journal of Vascular Surgery
0950-821X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0950-821x(88)80074-4
Keywords
  • Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Venous
  • Ulcers

Abstract

A Linton flap operation was performed in 148 patients with post-thrombotic syndrome of the lower extremities. One-hundred and five patients were followed up from 6 months to 10 years and 14.5% of cases had recurrent ulcers. The most common causes of recurrence was further deep venous thrombosis or remaining incompetent perforating veins. All patients with a recurrence of their ulcer had a further operation and incompetent perforating veins were ligated and divided with good clinical results.

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