An uncommon presentation of varicose vein


Pulsatile;varicose;tricuspid regurgitate

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Ren, X., Wu, Z., & Ma, Y. (2021). An uncommon presentation of varicose vein: Special manifestations of heart disease. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 23(11). Retrieved from


Pulsating varicose veins are a very rare clinical manifestation and mostly have been reported with tricuspid regurgitation or right ventricular dysfunction. The exact etiology and treatment options for this disease are rarely reported in the literature. In this article, we described a 45-year-old woman who had varicose veins in her both lower limbs when she came to our department. Venous ultrasound showed arterial-like pulsations in both superficial and deep veins of the lower extremities, and echocardiography showed severe tricuspid regurgitation. We gave the patient compression therapy for elastic stockings, and the patient's symptoms were significantly relieved. In addition, in this article, we reviewd other cases reported in the current literature and discussed appropriate treatment options for this disease


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