Caption: Figure 2: Concentration of TGF-[beta]1 (a), GRO-1 (b), TNF[alpha] (c), and IL-6 (d) in the serum from patients treated with the classic vein stripping
(CVS) and the endovenous laser ablation (EVLA).
Varicose vein surgery operations include complications such as hematoma, femoral artery injury, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and saphenous nerve injury.1,2 Among these, saphenous nerve injury has long been recognized as a potential complication of greater saphenous vein stripping
.2 Anatomic studies have identified several reasons why these injuries may occur.3,4 The saphenous nerve is located adjacent to the greater saphenous vein throughout much of its course.
(13.) MacKenzie RK, Allan PL, Ruckley CV, et al: The effect of long saphenous vein stripping
on deep venous reflux.
Varicose vein stripping
had been performed 2 years previously for varicose ulcers in one leg.
He said for years the treatment for varicose veins was a procedure called vein stripping
, where a doctor would surgically remove the vein after placing the patient under anaesthesia.
One type of procedure is known as vein stripping
, during which patients may be under general anesthesia in an operating room while the doctor ties shut and removes the affected veins through small cuts in the skin.
While the old method of varicose vein removal (vein stripping
) involved slicing open skin and physically pulling the unsightly vein from the body, laser vein removal merely involves the insertion of a needle into the culprit vein.
. Large varicose veins are tied shut and removed through small cuts in the skin.
As controls, calf biopsies of non-diabetic and non-ischemic patients undergoing saphenous vein stripping
The traditional surgical treatment has been vein stripping
to remove the affected veins.
Thermal ablation, in particular, has higher success rates than vein stripping
According to the company, a randomized clinical trial proved the system was as effective as vein stripping
, an open surgical procedure that has been the standard of care for treatment for venous reflux disease.