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CEAP Chronic Venous Disease Classification

Aka: CEAP Chronic Venous Disease Classification
  1. See Also
    1. Venous Insufficiency
    2. Varicose Vein
    3. Stasis Dermatitis
    4. Venous Stasis Ulcer
  2. Indications
    1. Chronic Venous Disease Classification
  3. Classification: Clinical
    1. C0: No visible or palpable signs of venous disease (29% of older adults)
    2. C1: Telangiectasias or reticular veins (29% of older adults)
    3. C2: Varicose Veins (23% of older adults)
    4. C3: Edema associated with Venous Insufficiency (10% of older adults)
    5. C4a: Pigmentation or Eczema (9% of older adults)
    6. C4b: Lipodermatosclerosis or Atrophie blanche
    7. C5: Healed Venous Stasis Ulcer (1.5% of older adults)
    8. C6: Active Venous Stasis Ulcer (0.5% of older adults)
  4. Classification: Etiologic
    1. Ec: Congenital
    2. Ep: Primary
    3. Es: Secondary (Post-Thrombotic Syndrome)
    4. En: No venous cause identified
  5. Classification: Anatomic
    1. As: Superficial Veins
    2. Ap: Perforating Veins
    3. Ad: Deep Veins
    4. An: No venous location identified
  6. Classification: Pathophysiologic
    1. Pr: Reflux
    2. Po: Obstruction
    3. Pr,o: Reflux and Obstruction
    4. Pn: No venous pathophysiology identifiable
  7. References
    1. Eklof (2004) J Vasc Surg 40(6): 1251-2 [PubMed]

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