Ambulatory: which allows the patient to leave a few hours after an intervention.

A.S.V.A.L. method: surgical method of treatment of the varicose veins consisting in removing only the sick and irrecoverable veins, under local anaesthesia, without hospitalization.

Cutaneous strip: small adhesive strip which makes it possible to close again an incision without thread.

Deep vein: vein located in and between the muscles of the lower limbs.

Endoveinous: relates to the treatments which are done by the interior of a vein, and which do not require the ablation of this vein.

Great saphenous vein or internal saphenous vein: superficial vein located inside the leg and the thigh, between the ankle and the fold of the groin.

Laser: intense light comprising only one wavelength.

Micro-incisions: incisions of the skin lower than 2 millimetres.

Phlebectomies: surgical ablation of varicose veins.

Relaxing techniques: sophrology, management of the stress by relaxation and search for well-being.

Sclerotherapy or traditional scleroses: injection in a small vein of an irritating product which causes the retraction and the exclusion of the vein.

Small saphenous vein or external saphenous vein: superficial vein located behind the calf, between the ankle and the hollow of the knee.

Stripping: technique of ablation of a saphenous vein using a guide.

Superficial vein: vein located in subcutaneous grease.

Valves : small anti-backward flow valves laid out inside the veins
of the lower limbs, in order to avoid the fall of blood downward in standing or sitting position.

Varicose veins: permanent dilation of a vein which does not fulfill any more its role of draining towards the heart.