Infrequent early recanalization of greater saphenous vein after endovenous laser treatment.

@article{Proebstle2003InfrequentER,
  title={Infrequent early recanalization of greater saphenous vein after endovenous laser treatment.},
  author={Thomas Michael Proebstle and Doendue G{\"u}l and Hans Anton Lehr and Alexandra Kargl and Juergen Knop},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={511-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The frequency of recanalization of the greater saphenous vein (GSV) after endovenous laser treatment (ELT) is unclear. This study was undertaken to establish the incidence of early recanalization after ELT and to study the histopathologic features of reperfused and excised GSV. METHODS One hundred nine GSV in 85 consecutive patients with clinical stage C(2-6) E(P,S) A(S,P,D) P(R) disease were treated with ELT. Twelve months of follow-up with duplex scanning at regular intervals was… CONTINUE READING
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