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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0042345

NCI Thesaurus Code: C35114  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: A vascular abnormality characterized by the presence of enlarged and tortuous veins, particularly in the legs.

RADLEX Definition: Enlarged and tortuous veins. [MeSH]

HPO Definition: Enlarged and tortuous veins. [HPO:probinson]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the skin. They usually occur in the legs, but also can form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein.

Your veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.

Varicose veins are very common. You are more at risk if you are older, a female, obese, don't exercise or have a family history. They can also be more common in pregnancy.

Doctors often diagnose varicose veins from a physical exam. Sometimes you may need additional tests.

Exercising, losing weight, elevating your legs when resting, and not crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. If varicose veins are painful or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend procedures to remove them.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A condition in which a vein, most often in the legs, becomes permanently enlarged, twisted, and painful. This may be caused by valves in the vein that don't work properly or by weakness in the vein walls.

CSP Definition: dilated tortuous vein, usually in subcutaneous tissues of the leg; incompetency of venous valves is associated.

MSH Definition: Enlarged and tortuous VEINS.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Phlebectasia
Uneven venous ectasia (morphologic abnormality)
Uneven venous ectasia
varices
Varicose Veins [Disease/Finding]
Varicose veins NOS
varicose veins
varicose vein
Varicosities
VARICOSITY
Varix
Varize
VEIN VARICOSE
Vein, Varicose
Veins, Varicose
Venous ectasia (morphologic abnormality)
Venous ectasia
Venous varices (disorder)
Venous varices
Venous varicosities
venous varicosity

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C35114 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN assume to be of legs so do not coord with LEG; other sites: coord VARICOSE VEINS (IM) + organ /blood supply (IM), not organ/dis, as orbit varix = VARICOSE VEINS (IM) + ORBIT /blood supply (IM) (not ORBITAL DISEASES) MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XU75U SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XU7Cb SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUYyl SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 07/26/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0571-8796 CSP
DID 0571-9214 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20030731 SNOMEDCT_US
FX D004932 MSH
FX D012597 MSH
FX D015911 MSH
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Enlarged and tortuous VEINS. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D014648 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Varicose Veins NDFRT
MESH_UI M0022531 NDFRT
MIMTYPE 0 OMIM
MIMTYPEMEANING Other, mainly phenotypes with suspected mendelian basis OMIM
MIMTYPEVALUE none OMIM
MMR 20120703 MSH
MN C14.907.927 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/varicoseveins.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/varicoseveins.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
MSC Reason.Term MTHMST
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NUI N0000003110 NDFRT
PRIMARY_PATH 10046996$10077550$10057165$10047065$Varicose vein$Varicose veins NEC$Venous varices$Vascular disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10047065 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 20.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3254681 RXNORM
RXAUI 3254691 RXNORM
RXAUI 3254692 RXNORM
RXAUI 3254699 RXNORM
RXCUI 989717 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 128060009 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 276504003 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS I83.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~I83.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS I83.90 | CONSIDER LATERALITY SPECIFICATION | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~I83.90 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU75U SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU7Cb SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUYyl SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T042856 MSH
TERMUI T042857 MSH
TERMUI T042858 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (1990) MSH
TH OMIM (2013) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

Additional Concept Data:  (none)

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