Case Study of Extreme Varicose Veins

Authors:  Back Kim MD, Nay Htyte MD & Tae An Choi, ANP-BC
Heart Vein NYC, New York, New York


Extreme Varicose Veins: 37-Year-Old Man Suffering from Giant, Painful Varicose Veins and Progressive Discoloration in His Legs.

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As noted in the before image (left), varicose veins were engorged to the size of an apple and surrounded by hyperpigmented skin (hyperpigmentation: brownish discoloration due to the abnormal deposit of blood components, such as iron and fibrin and the chronic inflammatory process of the tissue1). Marked edema (swelling) on the same side of leg and ankle was noted.

A thirty-seven-year-old man suffering from giant, painful varicose veins, and progressive discoloration in his legs for years. His severely enlarged varicose veins caused excruciating pain when bending the knee resulting in limited range of motion. Due to restricted mobility, patient experienced substantial impairment in work productivity and social retardation. He was initially treated with compression therapy without any reduction in vein size or pain intensity.

As noted in the before image (left), varicose veins were engorged to the size of an apple and surrounded by hyperpigmented skin (brownish discoloration due to the abnormal deposit of blood components, such as iron and fibrin, fibrosis and the chronic inflammatory process of the tissue1). Marked edema (swelling) on the same side of leg and ankle was noted. The findings in the physical examination indicate severe venous insufficiency.

He was treated with EndoVenous Laser Therapy, also known as EVLT, by Heart Vein NYC medical team. Patient experienced immediate relief from tenderness and tension in his leg. The right picture was taken immediately after the procedure. No incisions were made. Easily noticed significant reduction in varicose veins’ size. The patient was very happy with the significant outcome.


References:

  • DA Broszczak, ER Sydes, D Wallace, TJ Parker. Molecular Aspects of Wound Healing and the Rise of Venous Leg Ulceration: Omics Approaches to Enhance Knowledge and Aid Diagnostic Discovery. The Clinical Biochemist Reviews 38 (1), 35
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