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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Mar 18;2013. pii: bcr2013009012. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-009012.

A rare complication of endovenous laser ablation: intravascular laser catheter breakage.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

Abstract

During endovenous laser ablation, which is performed as an alternative to surgery for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency of lower extremity and associated varicose veins, it was realised that the distal end of the catheter protecting the fibre sheared off; the retained catheter fragment in the saphenous vein was removed by a mini incision. Herein, we aim to present a rare complication of endovenous laser ablation.

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23513025
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PMC3618835
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10.1136/bcr-2013-009012
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