Closure of the greater saphenous vein with endoluminal radiofrequency thermal heating of the vein wall in combination with ambulatory phlebectomy: 50 patients with more than 6-month follow-up.

@article{Goldman2002ClosureOT,
  title={Closure of the greater saphenous vein with endoluminal radiofrequency thermal heating of the vein wall in combination with ambulatory phlebectomy: 50 patients with more than 6-month follow-up.},
  author={Mitchel P. Goldman and Syed Amiry},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={29-31}
}
BACKGROUND Incompetence of the saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) with reflux into the greater saphenous vein (GSV) is one cause of chronic venous hypertension that may lead to the development of varicose and telangiectatic leg veins. OBJECTIVE To evaluate with long-term follow-up a novel method for closing the incompetent GSV at its junction with the femoral vein through an endoluminal approach. METHODS Fifty patient legs with reflux at the SFJ into the GSV were treated with radiofrequency (RF… CONTINUE READING