Endovenous laser ablation as a treatment for postsurgical recurrent saphenous insufficiency

Praveen R. Anchala, Christopher Wickman, Richard Chen, Tonya Faundeen, William Pearce, Lisa Narducy, Scott A. Resnick

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of endovenous laser ablation as a treatment for recurrent symptomatic saphenous insufficiency occurring after saphenous vein ligation and stripping. A single-center retrospective review of patients who received endovenous laser ablation as a treatment for recurrent symptomatic saphenous insufficiency after ligation and stripping between November 2003 and October 2006 was performed. Fifty-six insufficient saphenous systems were identified in 38 patients. Follow-up consisted of a clinical examination in all patients as well as selective lower-extremity duplex ultrasound as clinically indicated. All 38 patients demonstrated complete closure of the insufficient saphenous vein by clinical examination and/or duplex ultrasound evaluation. Preoperative symptoms resolved after treatment in all 38 patients. No major complications were identified. Endovenous laser ablation of recurrent symptomatic saphenous venous insufficiency is a safe and effective treatment in patients who develop recurrent symptoms after saphenous vein ligation and stripping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-988
Number of pages6
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • Interventional radiology
  • Laser vein ablation
  • Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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