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CURRENT ISSUEITALIAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus

Frequency: Quarterly

ISSN 1824-4777

Online ISSN 1827-1847

 

Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2005 December;12(4):135-7

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Surgical scleromousse of the great saphenous vein. A new proposal for outpatient and day-hospital treatment of lower limb varicose veins. Preliminary results

Palombi M., Fratto D., Castrucci T., Bartoli S.

Vascular Surgery Unit, C.T.O. Hospital ASL RM C, Rome, Italy

Aim. The aim of this study is to report the preliminary results of our experience with a new, simple, minimally invasive and safe technique, that could represent a valid alternative to traditional surgery for varicose veins.
Methods. During one year, we have treated, in local anesthesia, 120 patients (53 male and 67 female) affected by varicose veins of the lower limbs CEAP class 2 and 3. After sapheno-femoral crossectomy, we injected a 2% lauromacrogol mousse.
Results. All patients tolerated the procedure, and no intra- or postoperative complications were registered. We so decided to merge traditional crossectomy with pharmacological obliteration of the great saphenous vein in order to reduce the possibility of varicose recurrences at the cross.
Conclusion. This method is safe, not expensive and can be practiced in a day-hospital environment or even in outpatients departments.

language: English


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