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Vienna (Medical Term)

Vienna (pronounced vee-EN-uh) is not only the capital city of Austria, but also a term used in the medical field, particularly in the field of Phlebology, the study of veins.


The term 'Vienna' in the medical context is derived from the Vienna School of Medicine, a historical school of thought in the field of medicine that was based in Vienna, Austria. The Vienna School of Medicine was known for its contributions to medical research and education in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Vienna Classification

In Phlebology, the term 'Vienna' is often associated with the Vienna Classification, a system used to classify Chronic Venous Disorders (CVD). The Vienna Classification was developed by the International Union of Phlebology during a meeting in Vienna in 1996. It is a comprehensive system that categorizes CVD based on clinical presentation, etiology, anatomical distribution, and pathophysiology, often abbreviated as CEAP.

Related Terms

  • Phlebology: The medical discipline that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the venous system.
  • Chronic Venous Disorders: A group of conditions caused by abnormal or damaged veins, often characterized by persistent leg pain, swelling, and skin changes.
  • International Union of Phlebology: An international organization dedicated to the field of Phlebology, responsible for the development of the Vienna Classification.

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