Four-year follow-up on endovascular radiofrequency obliteration of great saphenous reflux.

@article{Merchant2005FouryearFO,
  title={Four-year follow-up on endovascular radiofrequency obliteration of great saphenous reflux.},
  author={Robert F Merchant and Olivier Pichot and Kenneth A Myers},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={129-34}
}
BACKGROUND Endovascular radiofrequency obliteration has been used since 1998 as an alternative to conventional vein stripping surgery for elimination of saphenous vein insufficiency. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the long-term efficacy of this treatment modality. METHODS Data were prospectively collected in a multicenter ongoing registry. Only great saphenous vein above-knee treatments were included in this study. Eight hundred ninety patients (1,078 limbs) were treated prior to November 2003 at… CONTINUE READING
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