Vein Glossary

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

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Compression
A term used to describe the use of surgical stockings, ACE wraps, or other dressings to reduce the venous pressure at the skin level.
  -- Use of Compression Stockings in Chronic Venous Disease: Patient Compliance and Efficacy
  -- Compression versus sclerotherapy for patients with isolated refluxing reticular veins and telangiectasia: a randomized trial comparing quality-of-life outcomes


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