Phlebosclerosis of Varicose Veins of Lower Extremities.
—Prof. Santiago Triana Cortés has reported a new surgical procedure for the treatment of varicose veins in Repertorio de Medicina y Cirugía (6:23 [Dec. 1] 1950). The experiments were performed at the Laboratory of Experimental Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine of the National University. The clinical cases were observed at the Hospital San José of the Society of Surgery of Bogotá. The technique is simple and can be performed by every surgeon. There is no danger of infection or embolism. Many patients followed over a long period showed significant benefit from this operation. According to the author, it solves the problem of rational treatment of varicose veins of the lower extremities.The intervention is based on the exclusion of superficial venous circulation in the region of either the internal or the external saphenous vein or both, by means of phlebosclerosis obtained