Venous insufficiency of the lower limb is a common disease. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, clinical findings and duplex ultrasound. Consideration and planning of invasive treatment cannot be performed without ultrasound. Vast majority of invasive treatments in superficial venous insufficiency can be done by ultrasound-guided endovenous methods with local anesthesia. Thermoablation (laser or radiofrequency) is the first-line treatment. There are promising endovenous methods for treatment of deep venous obstruction in selected cases.
Jukka Saarinen (Chair)