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Endovenous Laser for the Treatment of Saphenous Reflux and Varicose Veins

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Rambod Salouti 1 , * , Hossein Ghanaati 1 , Kavous Firouznia 1 , Mahsa Hedayati 1 , Morteza Noaparast 1 , Madjid Shakiba 1 , Amir Hossein Jalali 1 , Rasoul Mirsharifi 1

1 Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Research Center (ADIR), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Salouti R, Ghanaati H, Firouznia K, Hedayati M, Noaparast M, et al. Endovenous Laser for the Treatment of Saphenous Reflux and Varicose Veins, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 11(30th Iranian Congress of Radiology):e21431. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.21431.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 11 (30th Iranian Congress of Radiology); e21431
Published Online: February 28, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
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Abstract

Background: In this presentation, we aim to report our experience about endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) for lower extremity varices during six months follow-up period.

Patients and Methods: Forty-six patients with lower extremities varices who underwent EVLT treatment with the 940-nm diode laser were enrolled into the study. The diagnosis of GSV incompetence with reflux was made by clinical evaluation and duplex Doppler examinations. Clinical outcomes, complications, and duplex ultrasound of the GSV were assessed after 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months, after the endovascular laser treatment.

Results: The mean age of our patients was 44 + 11 years (2470) and 23 (50%) were female. Improvement in visible varicosity was seen in 39 (84.8%) patients after six months. (P = 0.011) The baseline mean diameter of GSV was 4.9 + 1.6 mm which dropped to 3.5 + 1.3 after six months. (P < 0.0001). After Six months, 95.7% of our patients were satisfied and mentioned that recommend this procedure to others.

Conclusions: Endovascular laser ablation is a safe and effective method for the treatment of lower limb varices.

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