varicose vein


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varicose vein

A vein, usually on the leg, that has become swollen and twisted by internal pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varicose vein - a vein that is permanently dilatedvaricose vein - a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
varicosity - varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
References in classic literature ?
She has varicose veins in both legs, and she never can stand on her feet all day an' work for wages.
You're only home-sick, and what you call varicose veins come from over-eating.
But if the tiny valves are weakened or damaged, blood pools in the veins, causing them to stretch and bulge - sometimes visibly through the skin as a varicose vein.
In a breakthrough medical move, Rashid Hospital has become the first hospital in the region to perform a modern varicose vein removal surgery.
The rate of varicose vein recurrence in the EVLT without SFL group is similar to that in the EVLT with SFL group.
The Nuffield Varicose Vein Clinic offers a range of treatments for varicose veins, including minimally invasive treatments such as thermal ablation using radiofrequency ablation and ultrasound-guided injection sclerotherapy.
Classic varicose vein surgery on the legs is aimed at removing the abnormal veins by stripping and addressing the incompetent flow channels by performing vein ligation.
Subsequently the treated varicose vein will then be broken down by the body.
I was pregnant with my son when I had my first varicose vein," Sanders says.
While it's true that once a varicose vein is removed surgically, it will not reappear, that doesn't mean you will forever be free of varicose veins.
It also allows great control of the product's flow in the varicose vein during the injection and to check the immediate results and the effectiveness of the treatment.