The endovenous laser treatment for patients with varicose veins

Jian-Jun Liu, Long-Hua Fan, De-Chun Xu, Xu Li, Zhi-Hui Dong, Wei-Guo Fu

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate the clinical effect of endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) for patients with varicose veins.

Methods: Our series included 117 patients who underwent EVLT combined with high ligation and stripping since the introduction of the technique in our institution. All EVLT procedures were performed with local skin cooling to prevent skin burns, as well as stripping after exsanguinations to prevent thrombotic phlebitis.

Results: A total of 146 limbs in 117 patients were ablated by EVLT. Bilateral EVLT was performed in 29 patients, with the remaining 88 patients undergoing unilateral EVLT. The mean age of the patients was 57 years ± 12 years (range: 21 years to 80 years), and 56 were male and 61 were female. Follow-up for all patients lasted three to six months. The most common complication was induration and swelling, which was observed in 64 patients, followed by paraesthesia in 27, and skin burns in 12.

Conclusion: The treatment with endovenous laser treatment for patients with varicose veins is safe and effective. 

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.321.8610

How to cite this:Liu JJ, Fan LH, Xu DC, Li X, Dong ZH, Fu WG. The endovenous laser treatment for patients with varicose veins. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(1):55-58.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.321.8610

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