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The 1470-nm Bare-Fiber Diode Laser Ablation of the Great Saphenous Vein and Small Saphenous Vein at 1-Year Follow-up Using 8-12 W and a Mean Linear Endovenous Energy Density of 72 J/cm.
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PMID:  25156646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To demonstrate 1-year outcomes after low-energy endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of incompetent saphenous veins with linear endovenous energy density (LEED) of 80 J/cm or lower with the use of a 1,470-nm diode laser.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Incompetent saphenous veins in 236 patients (355 limbs; Clinical/Etiology/Anatomy/Pathophysiology classifications of C2-C4) were treated by EVLA with a bare-tipped 1,470-nm laser with LEED no greater than 80 J/cm (mean, 72.4 J/cm) and laser power of 8-12 W. Patients were evaluated clinically and with duplex ultrasonography at 1 week and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after EVLA to assess the technical and clinical success and complication rates.
RESULTS: In the 355 limbs, the technical success rate was 100%. The great saphenous vein (GSV) remained occluded in all 229 limbs (100%) after 1 week, 202 of 203 limbs (99.5%) after 1 month, 157 of 158 limbs after 3 months (99.3%), all 99 limbs after 6 months (100%), and all 41 limbs after 1 year (100%). The small saphenous vein (SSV) remained occluded in all 103 limbs (100%) after 1 week, all 94 limbs (100%) after 1 month, 68 of 69 limbs (98.5%) after 3 months, 40 of 41 limbs (97.5%) after 6 months, and all 14 limbs after 1 year (100%). Two GSVs and two SSVs were recanalized and underwent repeated EVLA. No major complications occurred, although bruising (21% of cases), pain (15%), and paresthesia (4%) were observed.
CONCLUSIONS: Low-energy EVLA with the use of a 1,470-nm laser with LEED of 80 J/cm or lower is an effective, safe, and technically successful option for the treatment of incompetent saphenous veins.
Jung Ah Park; Sang Woo Park; Il Soo Chang; Jae Joon Hwang; Song Am Lee; Jun Seok Kim; Hyun Keun Chee; Ik Jin Yun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1535-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 SIR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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