Oral Presentation Medical Parents of Australia & New Zealand: Art of Balance 2018

Are you Vein? Update - Varicose Veins and Varicosities  (51413)

Tam Nguyen 1
  1. Vascular Care Centre, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Varicose veins are a common presentation in general practice and surgery. Varicose veins frequently present for the first time during the peri-partum period.  This is due to physiological changes that take place during pregnancy.

This talk will cover common sites for varicose veins, the impact pregnancy has on varicose vein development, optimal treatment – including conservative measures, minimally invasive options, surgical options and consideration of future family planning.