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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Keywords non tumescent, saphenous, varicose veins, VenaSeal, venous
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/17434440.2017.1378093, hdl.handle.net/1765/102137
Journal Expert Review of Medical Devices
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Lam, Y.L, de Maeseneer, M.G.R, Lawson, J.A, de Borst, G.J, & 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