Dexter, D; Kabnick, L; Berland, T; Jacobowitz, G; Lamparello, P; Maldonado, T; Mussa, F; Rockman, C; Sadek, M; Giammaria, L E; Adelman, M
"Complications of endovenous lasers"
Phlebology 2012 ; 27 Suppl 1():40-45
- Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequencey ablation have become the procedures of choice for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency. Their minimally invasive technique and safety profile when compared with operative saphenectomy have led to this change. As EVLA has replaced saphenectomy as the procedure of choice, the distribution of complications has changed. We evaluated the most common and most devastating complications in the literature including burns, nerve injury, arterio-venous fistula (AVF), endothermal heat-induced thrombosis and deep venous thrombosis. The following review will discuss the most frequently encountered complications of treatment of superficial venous insufficiency using EVLA. The majority of the complications described can be avoided with the use of good surgical technique and appropriate duplex ultrasound guidance. Overall, EVLA has an excellent safety profile and should be considered among the first line for treatment of superficial venous reflux.
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