Mechano-chemische endoveneuze ablatie bij varicositas: Een nieuwe endoveneuze techniek zonder tumescentie-anesthesie

Translated title of the contribution: Endovenous mechanochemical ablation for varicose veins: A new endovenous technique without tumescent anesthesia

Ramon R J P Van Eekeren*, Doeke Boersma, Jean Paul P M De Vries, Michel M P J Reijnen

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Abstract

In the past decades, endovenous techniques have played an increasingly important role in the treatment of varicose veins. The method of action of these techniques is based on heat, making tumescent anesthesia necessary. Despite this anesthesia, heat-induced complications such as skin burns, nerve damage and prolonged pain may occur. Endovenous mechanochemical ablation, in contrast, utilises an infusion catheter with a rotating tip. Obliteration of the insufficient vein is achieved both by mechanical destruction to the endothelium and by the fibrosing effect of a sclerosant. Tumescent anaesthesia can be omitted during this ablation technique, which makes it quicker and less painful than other endovenous treatments. This new technique is safe and has shown to be effective in the short term, with high satisfaction rates in treated patients.

Translated title of the contributionEndovenous mechanochemical ablation for varicose veins: A new endovenous technique without tumescent anesthesia
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1491-1493
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Volume155
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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