Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : Br J Surg
Source : Br J Surg, Volume 84, Issue 5, p.727 (1997)
Url : https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9171774/
Keywords : Humans, Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Prospective Studies, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Saphenous Vein
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Gastrointestinal Surgery
Year : 1997
Abstract : Eighty patients with primary varicose veins of the long saphenous system were randomized to have the long saphenous vein removed either by stripping to below the knee or by sequential avulsion. There was no difference between the two methods in the time taken to remove the vein. There was significantly more pain after stripping during the week following operation (P < 0.001). Median pain score after stripping was 5, reducing to 3 at 1 week, compared with 2, reducing to 1, for sequential avulsion. Median area of bruising measured at 1 week was 160 (range 0-1800) cm2 for stripping and 56 (range 0-544) cm2 for sequential avulsion (P < 0.01). Sequential avulsion is less painful, reduces bruising and avoids a significant scar below the knee.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sudhindran S., “Prospective randomized trial comparing sequential avulsion with stripping of the long saphenous vein.”, Br J Surg, vol. 84, no. 5, p. 727, 1997.