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Term:

Venous leg ulcer

Description(s):

This type of ulcer occurs around the ankle area.

Venous leg ulcers are shallow and can be

painful. They are caused when the veins in the legs are damaged or are not

working properly and therefore do not return blood back to the heart they way

they should. They are also called venous stasis ulcers or sometimes varicose

ulcers.

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