Phlebectomy Techniques for Varicose Veins.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a well-known and widely used procedure for residual symptomatic venous disease. Tumescent anesthesia complements the procedure, providing the ability to perform this intervention in a wide range of practice settings. The procedures are well tolerated by most patients, and complications are rare. They include venous thromboembolism, infection, and hematoma and are generally simple to manage. Alternative and emerging techniques of powered phlebectomy and cyanoacrylate glue are providing alternative forms for treatment and will advance the practice further.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Geersen, DF; Shortell, CEK

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 401 - 414

PubMed ID

  • 29502780

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.suc.2017.11.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States