Despite common belief, it is impossible to develop gangrene due to venous insufficiency: it is a complication of peripheral arterial atherosclerosis. Another common misconception related to venous conditions of lower extremities is confusion between thrombophlebitis of superficial veins and deep vein thrombosis. The former one is a complication of superficial venous insufficiency and often unpleasant, but never a dangerous condition. The latter is an independent disease, not related to the prior one, with the potential to cause, so-called, "pulmonary embolism": the throwing of blood clots into the circulation system of the lungs.
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