Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. It can be performed in an outpatient setting using tumescent anaesthesia. It has a very high efficacy and an excellent side-effect profile. Endovenous laser ablation is mostly performed in primary incompetent great and small saphenous veins, but can also be used to treat accessory saphenous veins, tributaries, perforator veins and sometimes even in patients with venous malformation.

Endovenous laser ablation, Indications, Thermal ablation, Varicose veins
hdl.handle.net/1765/92281
Phlebologie - Annales Vasculaires
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van den Bos, R.R. (2013). Endovenous laser ablation - Indications. Phlebologie - Annales Vasculaires, 66(2), 66–69. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/92281