Nerve Injury due to Endovenous Thermal Ablation for Varicose Veins

  • Shoaib F. Padaria


Superficial venous insufficiency of the lower limbs is a common condition, involving up to 35% of women and 15% of men [1]. Ligation and stripping of the great saphenous vein (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV) at their junctions has been the standard of care for many decades. Surgery performed under general, spinal, epidural or, occasionally, regional anaesthesia was associated with a high recurrence rate of up to 40% at 5 years [2]. Nerve damage with patient complaints of post-operative pain was commonly reported in between 7 and 40% but was of clinical relevance in a smaller number of patients [3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoaib F. Padaria
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  1. 1.Department of Vascular SciencesJaslok Hospital and Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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