ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION TREATMENT WITH 980 NM DIODE LASER FOR SAPHENOUS VEIN INSUFFICIENCY: 6 MONTHS FOLLOW UP RESULTS


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Beyazal M., Avcu S., Ozen O., Yavuz A., Bora A., Unal O.

JBR-BTR, vol.97, no.6, pp.336-340, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5334/jbr-btr.125
  • Journal Name: JBR-BTR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-340
  • Keywords: Lasers - Veins, extremities, VARICOSE-VEINS, VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY, LIGATION, REFLUX
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective: Superficial venous insufficiency is a common problem associated with varicose veins which, if untreated, may progress to venous ulceration. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a new, minimally invasive method for management of superficial venous insufficiency and varicose veins. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of 980 nm EVLA for treatment of symptomatic saphenous venous insufficiency and to present its early outcomes.