valvular incompetence

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Related to valvular incompetence: Varicose veins
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Noun1.valvular incompetence - inability of a bodily valve to close completelyvalvular incompetence - inability of a bodily valve to close completely
incompetence - inability of a part or organ to function properly
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Labropoulos et al (1) proposed that the origin of venous reflux in patients with primary varicose veins can be local or multifocal structural weakness of the vein wall and that this can occur together or independently of proximal saphenous vein valvular incompetence.
4 Nasal valvular incompetence may equal or even exceed septal deviation as the prime cause of nasal airway obstruction.
Valvular incompetence in the deep veins causes the vessels to become distended and stretched to accommodate the additional blood flow.