Standardisation of parameters during endovenous laser therapy of truncal varicose veins--experimental ex-vivo study.

@article{Kaspar2007StandardisationOP,
  title={Standardisation of parameters during endovenous laser therapy of truncal varicose veins--experimental ex-vivo study.},
  author={Svatopluk Kaspar and Jiř{\'i} {\vS}iller and Zuzana {\vC}ervinkov{\'a} and Tomas Danek},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={224-8}
}
BACKGROUND Vein shrinkage is a surrogate marker for successful laser treatment of varicose veins. However, many controversies still remain concerning the best laser parameters to use. The aim of this study was standardisation of intraoperative energy dosages and pull-back rates to achieve optimal clinical results. DESIGN Ex-vivo study in surgically removed saphenous trunks. MATERIAL AND METHODS Great saphenous veins were removed by Babcock stripping and irradiated with laser energy… CONTINUE READING