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Old 08-26-05, 04:28 PM
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Tall folks have a greater incidence of these. The vein is essentially non functional and serves no purpose. Vein stripping, as it is called, is the primary form of treatment but chemicals are sometimes used. A vascular surgeon threads a wire through the length of the vein, attaches it to one end, and then pulls it through the vein track thus excising the vein. Post operatively there is bruising which may last weeks or more. Generally speaking the procedure is done for cosmetic reasons.
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