Randomized trial comparing endovenous laser ablation of the great saphenous vein with high ligation and stripping in patients with varicose veins: short-term results.

@article{Rasmussen2007RandomizedTC,
  title={Randomized trial comparing endovenous laser ablation of the great saphenous vein with high ligation and stripping in patients with varicose veins: short-term results.},
  author={Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen and Lars Bjoern and Martin Lawaetz and Allan Blemings and Birgit Lawaetz and Bo G Eklof},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={308-15}
}
BACKGROUND Endovenous laser (EVL) ablation of the great saphenous vein (GSV) is thought to minimize postoperative morbidity and reduce work loss compared with high ligation and stripping (HL/S). However, the procedures have not previously been compared in a randomized trial with parallel groups where both treatments were performed in tumescent anesthesia on an out-patient basis. METHODS Patients with varicose veins due to GSV insufficiency were randomized to either EVL (980 nm) or HL/S in… CONTINUE READING
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