Comparable effectiveness of endovenous laser ablation and high ligation with stripping of the great saphenous vein: two-year results of a randomized clinical trial (RELACS study).

@article{Rass2012ComparableEO,
  title={Comparable effectiveness of endovenous laser ablation and high ligation with stripping of the great saphenous vein: two-year results of a randomized clinical trial (RELACS study).},
  author={Knuth Rass and Norbert Frings and Paul Glowacki and Corinna Hamsch and Stefan Gr{\"a}ber and Thomas Joesf Vogt and Wolfgang Tilgen},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={148 1},
  pages={49-58}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical efficacy and safety of endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) with high ligation and stripping (HLS) as standard treatment for great saphenous vein (GSV) insufficiency. DESIGN Two-center randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-up. SETTING Interventions were performed on ambulatory and hospitalized patients at 2 vein centers, a university dermatology department (EVLT-treated group), and a specialized vein clinic (HLS-treated group). PATIENTS Random… CONTINUE READING

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