What are the surgical options for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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For superficial vein treatment, primary surgery offers a lower rate of early recurrence, whereas sclerotherapy produces fewer complications and offers higher rates of patient satisfaction both early and at follow-up. The lower likelihood of early recurrence after surgical treatment offsets the greater risk of complications. [34, 35]


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