Venous aneurysms — a neglected pathology

Mazda Turel 1 , Edwin Stephen 1 , Sukria Nayak 1 , and Sunil Agarwal 1
  • 1 Department of Vascular Surgery (General Surgery Unit II), Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Venous aneurysms are not often recognised nor given importance due to the more serious and challenging nature of their arterial counterpart. They are uncommon entities that generally present as a painless swelling, can be accurately diagnosed by duplex venous scanning and are completely cured by surgical excision. We present a short report of 14 cases treated at a tertiary care centre in India over seven years from June 2001 to June 2008, to increase awareness of this easily treatable condition.

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