CASE # 3 Symptomatic young woman with prominent varicosities
This is the case of a young lady who came to our office for other unrelated cardiovascular issues. Once examined the prominent varicose veins in her left lower extremity were brought up. She admitted then to significant discomfort in that leg with heaviness, pain when bending at the knee while sitting down, cramps as well as the unsightly appearance of the varicosities. The ultrasound revealed reflux in the anterior accessory saphenous vein which was feeding the varicose veins that were visible. She underwent ablation of the AASV with the Venefit Procedure with a concomitant phlebectomy of the varicose veins. The picture to the right depicts the veins that were removed as marked prior to the procedure.
After the procedure the patient realized that she had just gotten used to the discomfort she was experiencing. She had no further cramps, leg heaviness and bending the leg while sitting was not a problem anymore. She was also extremely please with the cosmetic results which she called " an added bonus ".