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J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1994 Jan;20(1):56-8.

Cryosurgery of varicose veins.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

It is impossible to treat all varicose veins employing the same method. Cryosurgery offers a new modality for the detraction of the long and short saphenous vein deletion.

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the technique, its indications, potential complications, and cosmetic results.

METHODS:

We followed 800 patients over 6 years. The study allows evaluation of the results of and the best indications for this method. With a follow up of five years, we have analyzed: 1) the immediate complications, and 2) middle-term results.

RESULTS:

The results of cryosurgery of varicose veins were generally comparable to those obtained using classical surgery (stripping).

CONCLUSION:

Cryosurgery of varicose veins is a fast and safe method for selected varicose disorders, exhibiting good cosmetic results.

PMID:
8288809
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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