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2019 Apr 29

Pol Merkur Lekarski



[New methods of interventional treatment of varicose veins].


Pawelczyk M, Maruszyński M
Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2019 Apr 29; 46(274):153-156.
PMID: 31099760.


Lower limb veins diseases belong to frequently occurring disease syndromes. It covers 62% of adult Poles. They are not only an aesthetic problem. They can cause a lot of subjective and objective ailments significantly reducing the quality of life – from asymptomatic spider veins to permanent pain in lower limbs, especially in standing, fixed edema, skin lesions and ulceration. Superficial chronic venous insufficiency is due to incompetence of the saphenofemoral junction and great or small saphenous vein. Conventional surgery involves high ligation, stripping and phlebectomy. Recently, at the beginning of XXI century, minimally invasive endovenous techniques which became as alternatives to conventional surgery. Currently, the number of possible methods of treatment of venous disease available for use exceeds ten.