Review Article

Foam Sclerotherapy versus surgery in treatment of chronic venous disease

Fatih Islamoglu*

Published: 13 April, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 005-007

Although the classical surgical treatment methods of chronic venous insufficiency are successful to relieve perfectly the cause (reflux) and result (varicose veins), the new ablation techniques such as endogenous laser ablation therapy (EVLT), radiofrequency (RF) and foam ablation come into currency more and more with their advantage of being performed with only local anesthesia. However, these techniques, still have the potential for residual saphenofemoral reflux due to incomplete ablation of all side branches of the saphenofemoral junction. As an alternative technique ligation + foam sclerotherapy is not only comfortable like EVLT or RF but also safe and effective as much as classic stripping.

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Venous; Varicose; Foam; Stripping; Ligation


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