Transilluminated powered phlebectomy for varicose veins

National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Record ID 32004000208
English
Authors' objectives:

This study aims to assess the current evidence on the safety and efficacy of transilluminated powered phlebectomy for varicose veins.

Authors' recomendations: Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of transilluminated powered phlebectomy for varicose veins includes small numbers of patients and is of limited quality. It does not appear adequate to support the use of this procedure without special arrangements for consent and for audit or research. Clinicians wishing to undertake transilluminated powered phlebectomy for varicose veins should inform the clinical governance leads in their Trusts. They should ensure that patients offered it understand the uncertainty about the procedures safety and efficacy and should provide them with clear written information. Use of the Institute's Information for the Public is recommended. Clinicians should ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place for audit or research. Publication of safety and efficacy outcomes will be useful in reducing the current uncertainty. NICE is not undertaking further investigation at present.
Authors' methods: Overview
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Varicose Veins
Contact
Organisation Name: National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Contact Address: MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA, UK. Tel: +44 020 7067 5800; Fax: +44 020 7067 5801
Contact Name: nice@nice.nhs.uk
Contact Email: nice@nice.nhs.uk
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