Venoscopic obliteration of variceal tributaries using monopolar electrocautery. Preliminary report.

  • Wayne S Gradman
  • Published 1994 in The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology


BACKGROUND Retrograde saphenous venoscopy has a diagnostic and potentially therapeutic role in the treatment of truncal varices. OBJECTIVE To determine whether venoscopic electrocautery of saphenous vein tributaries can eliminate reflux into varices and reduce the need for further variceal evulsion or sclerotherapy. METHODS Twelve patients with truncal… (More)


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