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Endovenous ablation of the saphenous vein.
Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2008 Dec; 20(4):371-80.PV

Abstract

The introduction of the minimally invasive, endovenous thermal techniques of superficial reflux ablation have revolutionized the treatment of varicose veins in the last 8 years. The ease of performance even in an office setting, reduced discomfort, and quicker return to normal activity have resulted in universally superior patient acceptance and have made these endovenous procedures the mainstay of present treatment of varicose veins. With encouraging early and mid-term results, future developments in this field must mandate standardization of technical aspects, follow-up imaging, and reporting. The significance of reflux in the great saphenous vein stump, of reflux-free recanalization of a segment of the vein, and their potential for causing recurrent varicose veins remains unknown. The incidence of groin neovascularization and its significance needs to be determined. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is also emerging as a competitor to other endovenous techniques and is particularly useful in superficial and tortuous veins not ideally suited for endovenous thermal ablation, as well as recanalized segments of ablated veins.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA. kalra.manju@mayo.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19033268

Citation

Kalra, Manju, and Peter Gloviczki. "Endovenous Ablation of the Saphenous Vein." Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, vol. 20, no. 4, 2008, pp. 371-80.
Kalra M, Gloviczki P. Endovenous ablation of the saphenous vein. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2008;20(4):371-80.
Kalra, M., & Gloviczki, P. (2008). Endovenous ablation of the saphenous vein. Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, 20(4), 371-80. https://doi.org/10.1177/1531003508328580
Kalra M, Gloviczki P. Endovenous Ablation of the Saphenous Vein. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2008;20(4):371-80. PubMed PMID: 19033268.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Endovenous ablation of the saphenous vein. AU - Kalra,Manju, AU - Gloviczki,Peter, Y1 - 2008/11/24/ PY - 2008/11/27/pubmed PY - 2009/3/6/medline PY - 2008/11/27/entrez SP - 371 EP - 80 JF - Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy JO - Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther VL - 20 IS - 4 N2 - The introduction of the minimally invasive, endovenous thermal techniques of superficial reflux ablation have revolutionized the treatment of varicose veins in the last 8 years. The ease of performance even in an office setting, reduced discomfort, and quicker return to normal activity have resulted in universally superior patient acceptance and have made these endovenous procedures the mainstay of present treatment of varicose veins. With encouraging early and mid-term results, future developments in this field must mandate standardization of technical aspects, follow-up imaging, and reporting. The significance of reflux in the great saphenous vein stump, of reflux-free recanalization of a segment of the vein, and their potential for causing recurrent varicose veins remains unknown. The incidence of groin neovascularization and its significance needs to be determined. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is also emerging as a competitor to other endovenous techniques and is particularly useful in superficial and tortuous veins not ideally suited for endovenous thermal ablation, as well as recanalized segments of ablated veins. SN - 1531-0035 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19033268/Endovenous_ablation_of_the_saphenous_vein_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -