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Varicosis

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Visible tortuous elongation and dilatation of the larger superficial veins. Primary varicosity may be due to an inherited weakness of the vein wall, a congenital absence of the valves, or arteriovenous fistulae. They develop after the age of 20. Secondary varicose veins are most commonly caused by the postthrombotic syndrome.

synonyms

Varicosis, Varices

UMLS

Phlebectasia, Varices, Varicose vein, Varicose Veins, Varicose, vein, varicosities, VARICOSITY, Varix, Varix, NOS, VEIN VARICOSE, VEIN VARICOSED, Vein, Varicose, Veins, Varicose

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