[Endovenous laser combined with ligation and striping therapy for varicose saphenous].Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2006 Jun; 28(3):457-9.ZY
To evaluate the curative effect of the combination of endovenous laser treatment of varicose saphenous vein (ELVS) and classic ligation and stripping treatment.
We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 21 patients with varicose saphenous vein (VS) who were treated with ELVS alone or combined with ligation and stripping in our hospital.
All the patients got good therapy result. The early symptom relief rate was 82.4%, while the late symptom relief rate was 100%. No infections, haematoma of wound, and any other major complications were reported. The common complications included pain induced by remains of the thrombosis phlebitis (n = 2, 11.7%), minor skin burn (n = 1, 5.9%), residue vein varicose (n = 1, 5.9%), numbness of the calf (n = 1, 5.9%), and mild peri-phlebitis (n = 1, 5.9%). All the complications were resolved after proper management. The 1-year follow-up showed no recurrence.
The combination of ELVS and classic ligation and stripping is safe and effective in the treatment of varicose saphenous.