A REVIEW OF ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION OF VARICOSE VEINS, EFFICACY AND IMMEDIATE, DELAYED AND LONG TERM COMPLICATIONS.

Dr. Shah Rajit, Dr. Kapoor Priti

Abstract


A retrospective study to analyse the efficacy of Endovenous Laser Ablation(EVLA) in patients of lower limb varicose veins and
venous ulcers, with varying professions, calculated on the basis of immediate, delayed and long term complications. 20 patient's
data was retrospectively analysed with procedures carried out between 1st Jan 2017-30th Sep 2017 and followed up till 30th Sep
2018. In our study, we found results to be more efficacious as compared to conventional methods of stripping and ligation, higher
patient compliance and very few post procedural morbidities. With standardisation in the method, ready availability of skilled
interventional radiologists and necessary equipments, EVLA is poised to be mainstay method in treatment of varicose veins and
venous ulcers.


Keywords


EVLA, varicose veins, venous ulcers, ablation.

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