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Are Non-Tumescent Ablation Procedures Ready to Take Over?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24843087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tumescent anesthesia refers to the percutaneous administration of large volume anesthetic to cause the target tissue to become swollen or firm. The use of tumescent anesthesia is essential for the treatment of refluxing truncal veins using endothermal technologies. In order to obviate the use of tumescent anesthesia as an adjunct to treatment, one has to evaluate the technologies that do not employ thermal energy as the modality for treatment. These technologies include foam sclerotherapy, mechanicochemical ablation (MOCA), and the use of glue (Sapheon™ closure system). The following review juxtaposes the literature supporting the use of tumescent-based techniques to the literature supporting the use of tumescent-less techniques.
Authors:
Mikel Sadek; Lowell S Kabnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-5-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1758-1125     ISO Abbreviation:  Phlebology     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012921     Medline TA:  Phlebology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  55-60     Citation Subset:  -    
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