CONTEMPORARY APPROACH IN THE TREATMENT OF VARICOSE SYNDROME OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES - THE POSSIBILITY OF SPA THREATMENT

  • Momir Šarac Military Medical Academy, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belgrade
  • Dragan Sekulić Military Medical Academy, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belgrade

Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation is efficient in great saphenous vein occlusion on the long term. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the most cost-effective strategy in many models. Balneohydrotherapy seems to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic venous insufficiency.

96 patients with chronic vein insuffitiency were threated in 2016 with minimal invasive metods. 14 patients (14.6%) were threated with ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, and 82 patients (85.4%) were threated with radiofrequency ablation of great saphenous vein. Both lower extremities at the same time were threated in 33 patients (34.4%). Aesthetic moment was completed with minimal incisions and absence of sutures. The recovery included: wearing compression stockings during 2-3 weeks, walking, cold water bath. After 2-week time, all patients were ready to undertake normal every-day and bussines activities.

Endoluminal thermal ablation is an easy, safe and well tolerated method for the treatment of varicosis. Spa balneotherapy may give a good chance of secondary prevention and effective therapy of chronic vein insufficiency of inferior limbs, but also that it needs of other clinical controlled trials.

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Published
2017-06-03
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Šarac, M., & Sekulić, D. (2017). CONTEMPORARY APPROACH IN THE TREATMENT OF VARICOSE SYNDROME OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES - THE POSSIBILITY OF SPA THREATMENT. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 2(1), 527-544. Retrieved from http://www.tisc.rs/proceedings/index.php/hitmc/article/view/159