What are potential complications of surgical ablation of refluxing veins in venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Potential complications of surgical ablation of refluxing veins include the following:

  • Infection

  • Nerve injury (eg, to sural or saphenous nerves)

  • Arterial injury

  • Undesirable cosmetic outcomes


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