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Venous Stasis Dermatitis

Venous Stasis Dermatitis is a Result of Venous Hypertension in the Legs

Venous stasis dermatitis is a manifestation of advanced vein disease that affects the skin in the lower leg.  It is commonly misdiagnosed with patients potentially going years without identification of the true cause; underlying vein disease. Venous stasis dermatitis is a result of venous hypertension in the legs.

Elevated venous pressures in the legs causes the veins to leak fluid and blood into surrounding tissues.  The result is that the skin becomes discolored and itchy.  There is subsequent skin break down and deterioration.  The skin often becomes cracked and swollen and can weep fluid which can make the condition worse. This can ultimately lead to the formation of venous stasis ulcers which can be difficult to heal given the underlying conditions. The ulcers are then at risk to become infected.

Some signs of venous stasis dermatitis include:

      • thin skin in lower region of the leg (especially near ankles)
      • itchy, dry, cracked, scaly skin
      • skin discoloration
      • swollen, weepy or crusted areas
      • thickening, leather-like appearance

Precision VIR is the first independent Vascular and Interventional Radiology practice in North Texas, established in 2012. We focus on minimally invasive procedures and surgeries that are the safest and most efficient for our patients. We are the leaders in vascular disease diagnosis and treatment, interventional oncology, IVC filters, and women’s health, treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome and uterine fibroids.

With multiple locations in the DFW region, Precision VIR physicians are committed to delivering outstanding and safe care with compassion and concern for all of our patients.

Our treatments usually replace archaic surgeries used in the past to treat venous disease. There are no large incisions, reduced risk, less pain and shorter recovery times. We focus on venous disease diagnosis, management and treatments including all the latest and innovative procedures.

The procedures can be safely performed in an office or outpatient setting. We treat all facets of venous disease and are experts at all aspects of treatment from cosmetic to complex medical venous disease.

Our physicians are Board Certified Vascular Specialists trained in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Precision VIR serves the DFW area including Dallas, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Denton, Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie and all of North Texas.

This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Prior to starting any new treatment or questions regarding a medical condition, always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider.

Call us today at 214-382-3200 to schedule your consultation with the specialists at Precision.