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Combined endovenous laser treatment and ambulatory phlebectomy for the treatment of saphenous vein incompetence.
Phlebology. 2008; 23(4):172-7.P

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) combined with ambulatory phlebectomy (AP) as a single procedure for treating saphenous vein incompetence.

METHODS

The study enrolled 148 patients with saphenofemoral or saphenopopliteal junction reflux associated with saphenous vein incompetence and enlarged branch veins. Patients were treated with EVLT (135 great saphenous veins, 41 small saphenous veins) concomitantly with AP as a single procedure. All patients were followed up by clinical assessment and duplex ultrasound at one week and 12 weeks after the procedure.

RESULTS

No postprocedural deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism occurred. Saphenous vein recanalization rate at three months was 5.7%. Residual varicosities were found in 11.4% of the patients at three months after procedure, but only 2.3% of those required subsequent interventions.

CONCLUSION

Combined EVLT and AP could be a safe and effective treatment modality for the saphenous vein incompetence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korea. sb5240@paran.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18663116

Citation

Jung, I M., et al. "Combined Endovenous Laser Treatment and Ambulatory Phlebectomy for the Treatment of Saphenous Vein Incompetence." Phlebology, vol. 23, no. 4, 2008, pp. 172-7.
Jung IM, Min SI, Heo SC, et al. Combined endovenous laser treatment and ambulatory phlebectomy for the treatment of saphenous vein incompetence. Phlebology. 2008;23(4):172-7.
Jung, I. M., Min, S. I., Heo, S. C., Ahn, Y. J., Hwang, K. T., & Chung, J. K. (2008). Combined endovenous laser treatment and ambulatory phlebectomy for the treatment of saphenous vein incompetence. Phlebology, 23(4), 172-7. https://doi.org/10.1258/phleb.2008.008002
Jung IM, et al. Combined Endovenous Laser Treatment and Ambulatory Phlebectomy for the Treatment of Saphenous Vein Incompetence. Phlebology. 2008;23(4):172-7. PubMed PMID: 18663116.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Combined endovenous laser treatment and ambulatory phlebectomy for the treatment of saphenous vein incompetence. AU - Jung,I M, AU - Min,S I, AU - Heo,S C, AU - Ahn,Y J, AU - Hwang,K-T, AU - Chung,J K, PY - 2008/7/30/pubmed PY - 2008/10/1/medline PY - 2008/7/30/entrez SP - 172 EP - 7 JF - Phlebology JO - Phlebology VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) combined with ambulatory phlebectomy (AP) as a single procedure for treating saphenous vein incompetence. METHODS: The study enrolled 148 patients with saphenofemoral or saphenopopliteal junction reflux associated with saphenous vein incompetence and enlarged branch veins. Patients were treated with EVLT (135 great saphenous veins, 41 small saphenous veins) concomitantly with AP as a single procedure. All patients were followed up by clinical assessment and duplex ultrasound at one week and 12 weeks after the procedure. RESULTS: No postprocedural deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism occurred. Saphenous vein recanalization rate at three months was 5.7%. Residual varicosities were found in 11.4% of the patients at three months after procedure, but only 2.3% of those required subsequent interventions. CONCLUSION: Combined EVLT and AP could be a safe and effective treatment modality for the saphenous vein incompetence. SN - 0268-3555 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18663116/Combined_endovenous_laser_treatment_and_ambulatory_phlebectomy_for_the_treatment_of_saphenous_vein_incompetence_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1258/phleb.2008.008002?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -