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Update on endovenous radio-frequency closure ablation of varicose veins.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 26(2):281-91.AV

Abstract

Until recent years, the gold standard for treatment of truncal varicose veins has been high ligation and stripping of the saphenous vein. In the course of the last decade, new minimally invasive techniques based on endothermal ablation are progressively supplanting conventional surgery in the treatment of varicose veins. The endovenous treatment of varicose veins has been developed to reduce complications associated with conventional surgery and to improve quality of life. Radio frequency ablation (RFA) available since 1999 is now established as a safe and efficacious treatment for the ablation of refluxing saphenous veins. Among the emerging therapies, RFA with VNUS ClosureFAST is promising because it has eliminated almost all disadvantages associated with conventional surgery by "stripping" (bruises, scars, ecchymosis, inguinal recurrence, neovascularization, and mainly, prolonged incapacity) with an immediate occlusion rate close to 100%. When it is compared with endovenous laser ablation, RFA technology is associated with less postprocedural pain, less ecchymosis and tenderness, and better quality of life (QOL) measures. The aim of this article is to summarize the available evidence in the RFA treatment of varicose veins.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institut Vascular Sala Planell, Centro Médico Teknon, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain. CGARCIAM@clinic.ub.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22197525

Citation

García-Madrid, César, et al. "Update On Endovenous Radio-frequency Closure Ablation of Varicose Veins." Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 26, no. 2, 2012, pp. 281-91.
García-Madrid C, Pastor Manrique JO, Gómez-Blasco F, et al. Update on endovenous radio-frequency closure ablation of varicose veins. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012;26(2):281-91.
García-Madrid, C., Pastor Manrique, J. O., Gómez-Blasco, F., & Sala Planell, E. (2012). Update on endovenous radio-frequency closure ablation of varicose veins. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 26(2), 281-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2011.01.014
García-Madrid C, et al. Update On Endovenous Radio-frequency Closure Ablation of Varicose Veins. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012;26(2):281-91. PubMed PMID: 22197525.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Update on endovenous radio-frequency closure ablation of varicose veins. AU - García-Madrid,César, AU - Pastor Manrique,J Oscar, AU - Gómez-Blasco,Félix, AU - Sala Planell,Eusebi, Y1 - 2011/12/22/ PY - 2010/06/20/received PY - 2010/12/31/revised PY - 2011/01/06/accepted PY - 2011/12/27/entrez PY - 2011/12/27/pubmed PY - 2012/5/30/medline SP - 281 EP - 91 JF - Annals of vascular surgery JO - Ann Vasc Surg VL - 26 IS - 2 N2 - Until recent years, the gold standard for treatment of truncal varicose veins has been high ligation and stripping of the saphenous vein. In the course of the last decade, new minimally invasive techniques based on endothermal ablation are progressively supplanting conventional surgery in the treatment of varicose veins. The endovenous treatment of varicose veins has been developed to reduce complications associated with conventional surgery and to improve quality of life. Radio frequency ablation (RFA) available since 1999 is now established as a safe and efficacious treatment for the ablation of refluxing saphenous veins. Among the emerging therapies, RFA with VNUS ClosureFAST is promising because it has eliminated almost all disadvantages associated with conventional surgery by "stripping" (bruises, scars, ecchymosis, inguinal recurrence, neovascularization, and mainly, prolonged incapacity) with an immediate occlusion rate close to 100%. When it is compared with endovenous laser ablation, RFA technology is associated with less postprocedural pain, less ecchymosis and tenderness, and better quality of life (QOL) measures. The aim of this article is to summarize the available evidence in the RFA treatment of varicose veins. SN - 1615-5947 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22197525/Update_on_endovenous_radio_frequency_closure_ablation_of_varicose_veins_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0890-5096(11)00496-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -