Stefano Ricci's scientific contributions

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Article
Pelvic veins incompetence may cause varicose veins formation in the lower extremity due to leak points of the pelvic circulation. This observation is particularly frequent in recurrence cases especially in multi parity. The cause of pelvic vein dilatation is still not clear. Traditional mechanism for varicose veins formation referred to leg varices...

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... Sex hormones are mostly produced in the ovary and testicle. Pelvic vein Incompetence (PVI) could allow reflux of hormone-rich blood to the lower limb venous system 16 through well-known anatomically leaking points 19 . In women, these hormones are normally transported through the ovarian veins to the left renal vein as well as to the inferior vena cava and, after liver inactivation, they are eliminated through the kidneys, but in pelvic veins incompetence (PVI) they pass directly into the lower limbs network flow. ...