What are the most common physical signs of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The most common physical signs of venous insufficiency are those attributed to the progressive syndromes of chronic venous stasis and chronic venous hypertension. These signs include the following:

  • Edema

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Venous dermatitis

  • Chronic cellulitis

  • Cutaneous infarction (atrophie blanche)

  • Ulceration


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