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Hemmati H, Moayeri Far M, Mousavi S M, Hemmati G, Rafiee E, Ashoobi M T. The Success Rate and Complications of Post-radiofrequency Ablation in Patients With Small Saphenous Insufficiency. Horizon Med Sci. 2021; 27 (3) :368-383
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1- Department of General Surgery, Razi Clinical Research Development Unit, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. , drhossein.hemmati@gmail.com
2- Department of Internal Medicine, Inflammatory Lung Diseases Research Center, Razi Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
3- Department of Internal Medicine, Razi Clinical Research Development Unit, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
4- Department of General Surgery, Razi Clinical Research Development Unit, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
5- Razi Clinical Research Development Unit, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
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Aims: This study aimed to determine the success rate and complications occurring after Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in patients with small saphenous insufficiency who underwent RFA in Rasht.
Methods & Materials: Patients with small saphenous vein insufficiency who underwent RFA were explored respecting success rate and potential complications, such as pain, hematoma, neuropathy, Endothermal Heat-Induced Thrombosis (EHIT), and skin burns. The study subjects were assessed 2 weeks after the procedure. Reconanalysis was followed up in the study participants by ultrasound at 2 weeks, 3-6 months, and the first year after RFA.
Findings: This study examined 62 patients. A 100% success rate was reported and no case of reflux was observed in the first control ultrasound 2 weeks after RFA. The mean pain score significantly decreased (P<0.001). Besides, in one year, 3 cases of recanalization, 7 cases of EHIT, 9 cases of neuropathy, and 1 case of superficial thrombophlebitis were reported; no case of skin burn was observed.
Conclusion: Considering the 100% success rate and slight adverse effects of this method, such as pain and recanalization, RFA is an acceptable approach. Furthermore, the incidence of EHIT should be considered.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Surgery
Received: 2020/04/6 | Accepted: 2021/05/26 | Published: 2021/07/1

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