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Radiofrequency ablation of incompetent perforator veins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17437986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic venous insufficiency continues to be a major source of disability and cost, with accompanying socio-economic burdens. Incompetent perforator veins play a significant role in chronic venous insufficiency. This article describes the technique of radiofrequency ablation of incompetent perforating veins for patients with chronic venous insufficiency. Patient evaluation, the evolution of the treatment technique, and details of current treatment are provided. Radiofrequency ablation of incompetent perforating veins is feasible, has promising early results, and extends the armamentarium of minimally invasive venous treatments.
Eric Peden; Alan Lumsden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1531-0035     ISO Abbreviation:  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-17     Completed Date:  2007-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970607     Medline TA:  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Chronic Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
Venous Insufficiency / surgery*

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