Professional Statements and Societal Positions Guidelines
Society for Interventional Radiology
A fact sheet from the Society for Interventional Radiology on chronic pelvic pain in women endorsed ovarian vein embolization as an effective treatment option for pelvic congestion syndrome.
Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum-2011
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the American Venous Forum (AVF) (2011) have developed clinical practice guidelines for the care of Individuals with varicose veins of the lower limbs and pelvis. The document also includes recommendations on the management of superficial and perforating vein incompetence in individuals with associated, more advanced chronic venous diseases (CVDs), including edema, skin changes, or venous ulcers. Recommendations of the Venous Guideline Committee are based on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system as strong (GRADE 1) if the benefits clearly outweigh the risks, burden, and costs. The suggestions are weak (GRADE 2) if the benefits are closely balanced with risks and burden.