Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Traditional and laser treatment of chronic venous insufficiency  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturers
Alberto Scuro, Paola Candiani
Alberto Scuro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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1° semestre dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Objectives: The course aims to consider the pathophysiology of chronic venous insufficiency, to focus on the preoperative diagnostic procedures and therapeutic indications. The surgical procedures both traditional and endovascular obliteration by laser will be specified. The advantages and limitations of each technique will be discussed.


Definition and etiology of chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limbs.
How to prevent it?
Medical and physical therapy.
Surgical indications.
Traditional treatment and its complications.
Alternative treatments: laser, radiofrequency, glue, sclerotherapy ecc… and its complications.
Comparison between the different types of treatment.
Future perspectives.

Assessment methods and criteria

Based on the frequency.
Date and time of the first lesson: october 16nd 5.30 pm
Venue: meeting room General and Hepatobiliary Surgery.
Recommended year: 5th and 6th year

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