Tumescentless endovenous radiofrequency ablation with local hypothermia and compression technique


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Korkmaz K., Yener A. U., Gedik H. S., Budak A. B., Yener O., Genc S. B., ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.24, no.8, pp.313-317, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2013-053
  • Journal Name: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-317
  • Keywords: radiofrequency ablation, tumescentless, insufficiency of great saphenous vein, GREAT SAPHENOUS-VEIN, VARICOSE-VEINS, LASER-ABLATION, VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY, CLINICAL-TRIAL, OBLITERATION, REFLUX, COMPLICATIONS, EFFICACY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Modern surgical management of chronic venous insufficiency is possible since the development of catheter-based minimally invasive techniques, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and the application of colour Doppler sonography. RFA technology requires the use of tumescent anaesthesia, which prolongs the operating time. Instilling tumescent anaesthesia percutaneously below the saphenous fascia is the steepest part of the learning curve. In our study, we compared operative and postoperative results of tumescentless RFA and RFA with tumescent anaesthesia, to investigate the necessity of tumescent anaesthesia.