[Endovascular laser treatment versus saphenectomy for the management of varicose veins in lower limbs]

Pichon Riviere A, Augustovski F, Garcia Marti S, Glujovsky D, Alcaraz A, Lopez A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32014000294
Authors' objectives: To assess the available evidence on the efficacy, safety and coverage policy related aspects on the use of EVLT for the treatment of varicose veins in lower limbs.
Authors' recommendations: The evidence from the five studies found is solid and of good quality. Four studies, as well as the technology assessments, did not find significant differences between saphenectomy and EVLT obliteration. Both the government agencies from four countries and the private health provider consulted considered that EVLT is a valid alternative to conventional surgery. Both procedures are effective and have similar adverse event profiles therefore the decision making on its use will depend on accessibility and costs.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Saphenous Vein
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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