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Results were reported using a number of metrics: visual recording of number and length of varicose veins and spider vein clusters; a visual analog line scale to measure heavier legs, pain on prolonged standing, restless legs and bruises; ultrasound imaging to record points of major and minor venous incompetence and clinically-reported need for additional actions such as chemical injections, surgery or other medical treatment.
Treating ovarian venous incompetence with embolotherapy can not only reduce associated pelvic pain, it can also significantly reduce the pain associated with lower extremity reflux, according to Carl M.
All patients with varicose veins require an ultrasound of the superficial venous system to map the pattern of venous incompetence prior to making treatment recommendations.