What are potential complications of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for the treatment of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

Potential complications of RFA and EVLT include the following:

  • Skin burns

  • Thermal injury to adjacent tissues

  • Inadvertent injury to deep veins


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