A study on varicose veins cases attending to Government General Hospital, Anantapur
Keywords:Endovenous laser ablation therapy, radiofrequency ablation, varicose veins
Background: Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, and torturous veins usually seen over the lower extremities of the body. They
are usually asymptomatic in most of the subjects but may present with complications like edema, pain ulceration or sometimes
even systemic complications. surgical management is the available choice when conservative management is failed. Relatively new
surgeries like Radio Frequency ablation, Endovenous Laser ablation therapy are gaining importance over conventional surgeries
like stripping. Aims: Current prospective study was undertaken to study epidemiological factors and also an attempt is made to
compare between available modalities of treatment. Results: The results indicated that in our center incidence of varicose veins
are common in male persons in their middle age who are in occupations that require long term standing. RFA and EVLA are novel
surgical techniques for managing varicose veins that reduces hospital stay and promote earlier rehabilitation. Early detection and
proper initiation of conservative management will reduce the requirement of surgery.
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