Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 , Vol 23 , Issue 3
Mechano-Chemical Endovenous Ablation of Great Saphenous Vein Insufficiency: Two-Year Results
Yücel ÖZEN, Davut ÇEKMECELİOĞLU, Sabit SARIKAYA, Murat Bülent RABUŞ, Ebuzer AYDIN, Mehmet DEDEMOĞLU, Kaan KIRALİ
1Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2014-41766 Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the reliability and 2-year results of ClariVein® device used in mechanochemical endovenous ablation of great saphenous vein (GSV). Material and Methods: In our clinic, 63 patients with GSV insufficiency had been treated using ClariVein® device and polidocanol for 2 years. Both legs were treated in 10 of these patients. The anatomical and clinic success were assessed by Doppler ultrasonography 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years later. Results: The implementation success rate of the technique was 98%. The anatomical success was found as 94% at the end of 6 months, 95% at the end of 1 year, and 95% at the end of 2 years. The venous clinic severity score was found as 3.2 (interquartile range: IQR: 2-6) after 6 months, 1.2 (IQR: 1-3, p<0.001) after 1 year, and 1.1 (IQR: 1-2, p<0.001) after 2 years. No complications developed in any of the patients. Conclusion: ClariVein® is a simple, reliable, and efficient treatment method for GSV insufficiency. In 2-year follow-up, the anatomical success rate was found as 95%, and no major complications were observed. Keywords : Saphenous vein; varicose vein treatment; polidocanol
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