Endovenous Laser Ablation of Incompetent Perforator Veins: A New Technique in Treatment of Chronic Venous Disease


Ozkan U.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.32, ss.1067-1070, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00270-009-9646-z
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1067-1070

Özet

The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of endovenous laser ablation of incompetent perforator veins in a patient with incompetency of the small saphenous vein and multiple perforator veins. Two different methods were used to ablate seven perforator veins with a laser giving 50-60 J/cm energy. Total occlusion was observed in six perforators, and partial ablation in one perforator, at 1-month follow-up. To our knowledge, endovenous laser ablation of incompetent perforator veins is easy and a good therapeutic method.