CHIVA treatment for pelvic leak points in males


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Published: 22 August 2023
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Pelvic Leak Points (PLPs) are a possible cause of varicose veins of the lower limbs even in men, and can be easily overlooked without a thorough assessment, or leading to incorrect treatment with high recurrence rate. CHIVA is a minimally invasive approach by recorrecting hemodynamic changes, preserving the venous drainage network in lower extremity. In this study, we present two cases of male patients with symptomatic varicose veins related to PLPs that were successfully treated with the CHIVA method. With proper venous hemodynamic assessment and strategic support, CHIVA could be a safe and effective way to treat PLPs in men.


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