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Cause of Venous Stasis Ulcers in Question
In the past it was thought that the vast majority of venous ulcers were related to deep venous insufficiency, often from previous Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT). Subsequently, it was thought that perforators (veins connecting superficial and deep veins) were the major etiology. More and more it appears that the superficial venous system is involved. This is good news as these superficial veins are not important compared to their deep vein relatives and this makes treatment safer.
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