What are the sources of high-pressure leakage that cause venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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High pressure can enter the superficial veins as a result of the failure of key valves at any point of communication between the deep system and the superficial system. High-pressure leakage from the deep veins to the superficial system has 2 major sources, as follows:

  • Junctional valve failure

  • Perforator valve failure


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