Venous Dictionary

Adiposity

  • Overweight „Obesity“

Agent

  • Sclerotherapy) injecting of a drug (sclerosing agent) for eliminating varicose veins and spider veins. A distinction is made between  standard sclerotheapy and a strong effective "foam sclerosis"

Anamnesis

  • Medical history

Anaesthesia

  • Numbness " painless"

Artery  

  • Blood Vessels (Arteries), distributes the blood from the heart through the body

ACD

  • arterial occlusive disease, arterial blood circulatory disorder through e.g. calcification

Capillaries

  • Small blood vessels, in connection with arteries and veins

Chronic

  • Permanent and recurring basis

Compression Therapy

  • Treatment for tissue congestion and pressure on the vein from outside, e.g. with oedema,  after a vein operation

Compression Stocking

  • Works like a compression bandage and is used in on-going therapy. To be worn for several weeks after a varicose vein operation.

CPD

  • Complete Physical Decongestion; Method for the decongestion of the oedema through movement. Lymph drainage and compressions therapy

Crossectomy

  • Operative intervention on venous system, whereby the large saphenous vein deep vein system flow is separated and interrupted from the venous system

CVI

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Deep Vein

  • A large vein of the deep vein system

Dermatosclerosis

  • Viral system with chronic circulatory disorders, often related with a brown colour disorder. First phase of a leg ulcer.

Diagnose

  • Careful and correct findings of an illness

Doppler Ultrasound

  • Method for vascular diagnostics,  to determine from outside of the blood flow characteristics with the use of ultra sound waves

Doppler Pressure

  • Measure the pressure of the arteries, restrictions eg to recognise calcification

ELT, ELVeS

  • "Endoluminal Laser Therapy", "Endo-Laser Vein System": a laser vein closing system that is launched into the vein

Embolism

  • Moving blood clot. Transmission of a blood clot from the leg vein to mostly the lung

Erysipelas

  • Erysipelas, Infection of the Lymph channel often linked to fever and chills. Emergency!

Haemostaseology

  • Study of blood coagulation. Haemostaseologic investigation are carried out to clarify familar thrombosis or to exclude other disruptions of the coagulation system

Hematoma

  • Bruising

Heparin

  • Medication to inhibit blood clotting to protect against vein thrombosis, used mostly during operation procedures

Hydrotherapy

  • Healing method using hydrotherapy. Using water, e.g. as bath, packing, washing or water treading

Immobilisation

  • Without movement

Insufficient

  • Unable to function, defect (e.g.  valve of a vein)

Kneipp Treatment

  • A natural cure with cold water developed by Sebastian Kneipp

Laser

  • A device with a wave length parallel focused light

Leg Ulcer

  • Venous ulcers in the lower leg "ulcerated leg", mostly after a chronic venous disease

Light Reflextion Rheography

  • (LRR) Diagnosis method for  the vein function support

Lipoedema

  • Fat layer of the leg by water retention

Local Anaesthetic

  • With the local anaesthetic single parts of the body are temporarily numbed against pain.

Lumen

  • Vessel diameter

Lymph Drainage

  • Method used the elimination of excess water in the leg: One strokes with the finger tips and with light pressure on the skin in the direction of the Lymph tract. Mostly in combination with compression therapy.

Lymphedema

  • Swelling due to a  Lymph flowing disorder

Muscle Pump

  • With a tensing of the calves muscles, pressure is caused on the vein that moves the blood to the heart. That is why one says “Muscle Pump" (better: "Calf Muscle Pump")

Narcosis

  • Sleep like stage, which temporarily lifts the consciousness and the pain sensation.

Neuralgia

  • Nerve pain

Oedema

  • Water retention in the tissue, swelling

Operation

  • Surgical method with the goal of the regeneration or removal of diseased or injured tissue

Outpatient

  • Treatment without overnight stay

Pathologic

  • Morbid

Phlebectomy

  • Removal of a superficial vein, mostly with a small puncture in the skin. Generally a local anaesthetic is used before the procedure.

Phlebitis

  • Inflammation of the vein

Phlebologist

  • A doctor that specialises in venous diseases.

Phlebology

  • Scientist and lecturer of venous diseases

Phlebitis

  • Superficial thrombosis (Thrombophlebitis). Painful irritation of the vein wall that is caused by various means but is often associated with the formation of blood clots. The danger of a deep vein thrombosis maybe eminent. (Thrombosis)

PTS

  • Post Thrombotic Syndrome, disease syndromes that occurs due to thrombosis

Reflux

  • Flow back (e.g. a vein with a defective valve)

Relapse

  • Recurrence of a symptom or disease

Sclerotherapy

  • Obliteration

Spider Veins

  • Small, surface lying, mostly star shaped dilated veins  

Surgery

  • Greek word translated , "Handwork"

Sonography

  • Ultra sound technology

Saphenous Veins

  • Main vein of the superficial venous system

Stenosis

  • Narrowing

Stripping

  • Surgical procedure to remove superficial vein by means of a probe

Suprafascial Plexus

  • Connecting vein between the upper and deep vein system

Thrombosis

  • A blood clot within a deep vein, often with swelling and pain

Pain

  • Risk of a pulmonary embolism

TLA

  • = Tumescent Local Anaesthesia, variation of local anaesthetic that is used with  highly-diluted narcotics

TVT

  • See Thrombosis

Varicosis

  • Varicose veins, extended  varicose vein development

Varices

  • Varicose veins

Varicose Exhairesis

  • See Phlebectomy

Vena saphena magna/parva

  • Front superficial vein / rear superficial vein

Vein     

  • Blood vessel that transports used blood to and from the heart

Varicosity

  • Dilated vein

Venous Pressure

  • Method used for the functionality of the venous system

Venous Valve

  • Inserted sail-like structure built into the venous system that prevents the return of unwanted blood

Vein Walking

  • A method from the  USA in which a special technique is used to prevent returning blood

VOP

  • =Venous Occlusion Plethysmography. A method to determine the destruction and disturbance rates in the venous system, and to evaluate its functioning