Linee guida flebo-linfologiche SIF-SICVE 2016: Della società Italiana di flebologia e della società Italiana di chirurgia vascolare ed endovascolare

Giovanni B. Agus, Marco Apperti, Eugenio Bernardini, Marcello Bernardini, Benedetto Bernardo, Giuseppe Bianchini, Roberto Bisacci, Stefano Camparini, Nicola Chiulli, Domenico Corda, Aldo Crespi, Antonio De Fiores, Roberto Di Mitri, Walter Dorigo, Heinrich Ebner, Juliane A. Ebner, Guglielmo Emanuelli, Francesco Ferrara, Giuseppe Genovese, Elena GiacomelliBenedetta Giannasio, Bruno Gossetti, Mirko Guerra, Gaetano Lanza, Nicola Mangialardi, Vincenzo Mattaliano, Antonello Musiani, Olindo Pieroni, Riccardo Piccioli, Massimo Pisacreta, Carlo Pratesi, Sonia Ronchey, Gennaro Quarto, Antonio Sellitti, Giovanni M. Spinelli, Francesco Stillo, Enzo Strati, Antonio Tori, Marco Viani, Pierluigi Zolesio

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Phlebology is not a specialty for its own in Italy. Phlebological patients are treated by vascular and general surgeons, dermatologists, phlebologists, angiologists, internists and even general practitioners. Even tough guidelines present a series of recommendations based on evidence-based medicine, guidelines may also be a tool to unify the diagnostic and therapeutic approach in a vast medical field like phlebology. Since vascular surgeons and phlebologists are particularly involved in phlebology-related pathologies the scientific societies of the Italian Society of Phlebology (SIF) and the Italian Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (SICVE) decided to cooperate for the preparation of phlebo-lymphological guidelines. These guidelines comprehend also an important chapter dealing with the lymphology of the lower extremities; phlebological active physicians are often faced with lymphatic pathologies and a good differential diagnosis can be sometimes very helpful. Sclerotherapy and Surgery as the major therapeutical alternatives are extensively analyzed, but also the compression therapy, the medical and physical therapy are presented under the critical view of evidence based analyses. Separate chapters deal with the treatment alternatives for superficial and deep venous thromboses and the recommendations for the treatment of venous ulcers. The current scientific evidences were confronted with the experiences of Italian specialists and the particular practice and reality in Italy. They represent therefore the actual valid positions and recommendations in Italy which shall be updated regularly.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1-80
Number of pages80
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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