Keywords : Aching
Assessment of outcome of management of varicose veins
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 2882-2885
Background: Visible varicose veins of the leg affect approximately 25–30 per cent of adult women and 15 per cent of men. The present study assessed outcome of management of varicose veins.
Materials & Methods: 84 cases of varicose veins of both genderscomprises of conservative (Group I) and surgical procedures (Group II). Venous clinical severity score [VCSS] and venous disability score [VDS] were assessed.
Results: Out of 84 patients, males were 44 and females were 40. Side involved was left was 15, right side in 16 and both in 10 cases in group I and 11, 18 and 12 in group II. Duration of hospital stay was 5-10 days in 41, 10-15 days in 0, 15-20 days in 0 in group I and in 34, 4 and 3 days in group II. VCSS was mild in 14, moderate in 16 and severe in 11 cases in group I and 10, 22 and 9 in group II. VRS was mild in 15, moderate in 14 and severe in 12 patients in group I and 11, 16 and 14 in group II respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Aching was absent in 16 in group I and 21 in group II, heaviness in 18 in group I and 23 in group II, itching 19 in group I and 25 in group II and swelling 17 in group I and 28 in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Surgical management found to be effective as compared to conservative management in patients with varicose veins.