Vein Glossary

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

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High Ligation
Refers to the process of dividing the saphenous vein in the groin when the patient has saphenous insufficiency. In the United States, this procedure is being rapidly replaced with thermal ablation.

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.