Introduction: The treatment of incompetent truncal veins has been innovated by the introduction of minimally invasive non-thermal non-tumescent (NTNT) techniques. One of these consists of the use of cyanoacrylate glue to occlude the vein lumen by means of the VenaSeal device. Areas covered: This expert-review aims to evaluate NTNT ablation of incompetent saphenous trunks using the VenaSeal device. Expert commentary: Cyanoacrylate adhesive embolization of incompetent truncal veins using the VenaSeal device is a safe and efficacious innovative technique. Further studies are needed to evaluate anatomical and clinical outcomes at long term.

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Expert Review of Medical Devices
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Lam, Y. L., de Maeseneer, M., Lawson, J. A., de Borst, G., & Boersma, D. (2017). Expert review on the VenaSeal® system for endovenous cyano-acrylate adhesive ablation of incompetent saphenous trunks in patients with varicose veins. Expert Review of Medical Devices (Vol. 14, pp. 755–762). doi:10.1080/17434440.2017.1378093