Vein Glossary

Below is a glossary of terms related to all aspects of venous disease

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A term used for the formation of new veins. Usually found after previous high ligations of the saphenous vein but, may occur after other vein procedures.

Nutcracker syndrome
A vascular compression disorder that refers to the compression of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery and aorta. This can lead to renal venous hypertension, resulting in rupture of thin-walled veins into the collecting system with resultant hematuria.
  -- Treatment of nutcracker syndrome with open and endovascular interventions