Prospective randomized trial comparing endovenous laser ablation and surgery for treatment of primary great saphenous varicose veins with a 2-year follow-up.

@article{Christenson2010ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective randomized trial comparing endovenous laser ablation and surgery for treatment of primary great saphenous varicose veins with a 2-year follow-up.},
  author={Jan T. Christenson and Salah Gueddi and Gino Gemayel and Henri Bounameaux},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={1234-41}
}
BACKGROUND Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for ablation of the great saphenous vein (GSV) is thought to minimize postoperative morbidity compared with high ligation and stripping (HL/S). Only a few randomized trials have reported early results. This prospective randomized trial compared EVLT (980 nm) and HL/S results at 1 and 2 years after the intervention. METHOD Patients with symptomatic varicose veins due to GSV insufficiency were randomized to HL/S (100 limbs) or EVLT (104 limbs). Four… CONTINUE READING

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