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A conflict in vascular surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3870167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is believed that many surgeons, by adopting 'stripping' as the routine surgical treatment of significant varicose veins may be sacrificing many major leg veins which could be potentially valuable arterial grafts. A protocol of surgery is suggested which replaces stripping by the stab-avulsion technique. Thus all varices are removed and distal incompetent perforators controlled. Freed from an inevitable 'high ligation', it enables selective ligation at proximal valves, only when they are incompetent. It is suggested that this protocol treats varices effectively whilst preserving undamaged veins. The results presented show a 3 year recurrence rate of about 10%, but evidence is offered that better results will be obtained, now that Doppler equipment is readily available.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-20     Completed Date:  1986-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Varicose Veins / surgery*

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