Endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins: does the presence of perforating vein insufficiency affect the treatment outcome?

Koroglu M., Eris H. N. , Aktas A. R. , KAYAN M., Yesildag A., ÇETİN M., ...More

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.52, no.3, pp.278-284, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/ar.2010.100356
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.278-284


Background: Superficial venous insufficiency is a common problem associated with varicose veins. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and concomitant ultrasound (US)-guided foam sclerotherapy are recent treatment methods alternative to surgery in the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency.