Sadek M.; Kabnick L.S.; Berland T.; Giammaria L.E.; Zhou D.; Mussa F.; Cayne N.S.; Maldonado T.; Rockman C.B.; Jacobowitz G.R.; Lamparello P.J.; Adelman M.A.
"Increasing ablation distance peripheral to the saphenofemoral junction may result in a diminished rate of ehits" [Meeting Abstract]
Journal of vascular surgery 2012 ; 55(1):298-298
- Background: The treatment of venous insufficiency using endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation may result in endothermal heat induced thrombosis (EHIT), a form of deep venous thrombosis. This study sought to assess the effect of ablation distance peripheral to the deep venous system on the incidence of EHIT. Methods: This study was a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database from 4/2007 to 7/2011. Consecutive patients undergoing great saphenous vein (GSV) or small saphenous vein (SSV) ablation were evaluated. Previous to 2/2011, all venous ablations were performed 2cm peripheral to the saphenofemoral or saphenopopliteal junctions (Group I). Subsequent to 2/2011, ablations were performed 2.5cm peripheral to the respective deep system junctions (Group II). The primary outcome was the development of EHIT II or greater, i.e. thrombus protruding into the deep venous system. Secondary outcomes included procedure-site complications such as hematomas and saphenous nerve injury. Chi-square tests were performed for all discrete variables, and unpaired Students t-tests were performed for all continuous variables. P<.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: A total of 3,526 procedures were performed, Group I (N=2672) and Group II (N=854). General demographics and CEAP classification did not differ significantly between the two groups. EHIT demonstrated a trend towards diminished frequency in Group II (Group I: 2.8% vs Group II: 1.6%, P=.077). There were no reported cases of EHIT III or IV in this patient cohort. Patients in Group I were treated using anticoagulation 56% of the time, and patients in Group II were treated using anticoagulation 100% of the time. The frequency of procedure site complications was low and did not differ significantly between the two groups. Conclusions: This study suggests that changing the treatment distance from 2cm to 2.5cm peripheral to the deep venous junction may result in a diminished incidence of EHIT. Ongoing evaluation is required to validate these results and to reaffirm the durability of the technique
Check for full text:
# 149973 (EMBASE:70634301)
This publication list a product of the NYU Faculty Bibliography.