[Endovascular laser treatment of varicose veins of the lower limbs]

Oubiña M, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32015000883
Authors' recommendations: The existing evidence found is of high methodological quality. This shows that endovascular laser is as effective as conventional saphenectomy for the treatment of varicose veins. Since it is associated with lower complications and a lower adverse event occurrence, some clinical practice guidelines recommend it as first-line treatment. Coverage policies consulted (all of them from the USA) consider it as an alternative to surgery and consider its coverage in specific cases.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
URL for published report: www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • Laser Therapy
  • Saphenous Vein
  • Varicose Veins
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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