Current techniques to treat pathologic perforator veins.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pathologic perforating veins have become an interest to the venous specialist caring for patients with CEAP 4 to 6 disease. Historically, open perforator ligation and then subdermal endoscopic perforator ligation was described. These methods had clear shortcomings. More recently, thermal ablation techniques, including radiofrequency ablation and laser ablation, have been described. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy has also been used as a possible means to treat pathologic perforator veins. This report describes and summarizes the updated techniques to treat perforating veins in a challenging patient population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ozsvath, K; Hager, E; Harlander-Locke, M; Masuda, E; Elias, S; Dillavou, ED

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 293 - 296

PubMed ID

  • 28214499

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-3348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.10.085


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States