Where will the blood return if my diseased veins are removed?

Varicose veins are dilated superficial veins that do not work properly, the alteration of their flow mechanism causes that instead of elevating the blood through them towards the heart, it assumes at times an opposite direction and a significant volume of blood flows down the legs (venous reflux) affecting the territories that should be drained by them showing inflammatory signs, pain, discomfort, color changes, among others.

In our legs there are many superficial veins draining into the deep veins so the absence of varicose veins will probably not be significant unless they are part of a rare mechanism that serves to abnormally divert blood, in which case the diagnosis made by echo Doppler must notify you.

In fact, in the medium or long term, postoperative recurrence of the varicose problem often occurs frequently when surgery failed to remove any of the damaged venous segments or their main site of influx (for example, the upper end of the great saphenous vein, should it be incapable of normal function). For this reason, surgeons seek to remove as many veins with varicose veins as possible.

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There are occasions when, in order to avoid prolonging surgery times, or at the patient’s wish, the surgery to remove the varicose veins (exeresis) is done on a single limb or on a limited number of varicose veins, leaving the remaining ones to be removed at a later time.

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