Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Case Report

Pulsatile varicose veins: an uncommon presentation of a common condition

Varizes pulsáteis: uma apresentação incomum de uma condição comum

Thilina Gunawardena; Manujaya Godakandage; Balasubramaniyam Saseekaran; Rezni Cassim; Mandika Wijeyaratne

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Abstract

Abstract: Varicose veins of the lower limbs are common. However, pulsatile varicose veins are unusual. They could be an indicator of a sinister underlying pathology, such as severe cardiac dysfunction. It is easy to miss these rare cases during clinical workup, which can result in futile treatment with potentially dangerous consequences. In this report, we describe 2 cases of pulsatile varicose veins that highlight different etiologies and management strategies for this condition.

Keywords

pulsatile varicose veins, Parkes Weber syndrome, tri-cuspid regurgitation, secondary varicose veins

Resumo

Resumo: Varizes dos membros inferiores são comuns. Entretanto, varizes pulsáteis são raras, podendo ser indicadoras de uma patologia subjacente sombria como disfunção cardíaca grave. É fácil deixar passar esses casos raros durante exames clínicos, o que pode resultar em tratamento fútil com consequências potencialmente perigosas. Neste relato, descrevemos dois casos de varizes pulsáteis que evidenciam as diferentes etiologias e estratégias de manejo para essa condição.
 

Palavras-chave

varizes pulsáteis, síndrome de Parkes Weber, regurgitação tricúspide, varizes secundárias

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Submitted date:
04/28/2021

Accepted date:
05/24/2021

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