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Venous trophic ulcer is a common complication of chronic venous diseases that have a negative impact on the quality of life and result negative socio-economic consequences. There are three main theories of development of venous trophic ulcers. The criterion is visible trophic changes of skin (CEAP class C4). If correction of etiological factor of ulcer is impossible, local management is preferred. There are various wound coverings which can be used for the treatment of trophic ulcers. However, data on their effectiveness are sometimes unavailable. Therefore, it is necessary to systematize knowledge about modern measures and methods of exposure to trophic ulcers. The authors also discuss current understanding of pathophysiology, symptoms and diagnosis of venous trophic ulcers.


A Yu Grigoryan, A G Terekhov. Modern concept about trophic venous ulcers]. Khirurgiia. 2022(1):73-80

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