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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 2073-9990
Vol. 15, No. 2, 2010, pp. 65-68
Bioline Code: js10036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2010, pp. 65-68

 en Comparision of Hook Phlebectomy and Endovenous Laser Therapy for Below Knee Varicose Veins
Deshpande, S.P.; Gupta, G.C.; Banodea, P.D. & Golhar, K.B.

Abstract

Background: Varicose vein is a common surgical problem having multiple modalities available for their treatment. We studied the treatment modalities available for the below knee varicose veins comparing Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) and Hook Phlebectomy at Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha.
Methods: All patients with varicose veins presenting to our hospital were included in the study. All the patients in our study were assessed by clinico-etiological anatomical and pathological (CEAP) classification. Diagnosis was further confirmed by Duplex ultrasonography.
Results and Conclusions: of the 76 patients studied in this study, 15 patients underwent EVLT whereas 55 patients underwent Hook Phlebectomy for below knee varicose veins. 6 patients underwent EVLT for above knee varicose veins in combination with Hook Phlebectomy for below knee varicose veins.
Conclusions: We find Hook Phlebectomy to be much better option than EVLT for below knee varicose veins.

 
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