Original communication| Volume 17, ISSUE 4, P590-605, April 1945

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Complicating factors in the surgical management of varicose veins

with special reference to interruption of sympathetic nerve impulses as an adjunct in treatment
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        1. Radical surgical treatment of varicose veins by high ligation-division, catheterization, and massive segmental sclerosis is recommended as the method of choice in obtaining a large percentage of satisfactory results.
      • 2.
        2. Factors which tend to complicate the treatment of varicose veins are discussed and illustrative case reports are presented under the headings of anatomic variations, thrombophlebitis, cellulitis, ulcer, postoperative vasospasm, edema, persistence of varicosities after operation, and reactions to sclerosing agents.
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        3. The interruption of sympathetic nerve impulses as an adjunct in managing certain complications is discussed.
      • 4.
        4. A case report of an unusually severe reaction to sodium morrhuate is presented in detail.
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