Lower Extremity Venous Ablation and Sclerotherapy

  • Albert K. Chun
  • Aaron Himchak
  • Jason B. Katzen
  • Chad Baarson
  • Anthony C. Venbrux
  • Nadia J. Khati


Venous insufficiency of the lower extremities is common and may present with clinical severity ranging from asymptomatic spider veins to painful varicose veins accompanied by edema and tissue loss. Varicose veins occur in up to 23% of men and 39% of women [1]. Surgical ligation (or stripping) of incompetent superficial veins was once the only option for definitive treatment of symptomatic venous insufficiency. Minimally invasive alternatives, such as endovenous thermal ablation, have become popular over the last decade as these techniques offer effective treatment and fast recovery.


Varicose Vein Great Saphenous Vein Venous Insufficiency Compression Stocking Deep Venous System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert K. Chun
    • 1
  • Aaron Himchak
    • 2
  • Jason B. Katzen
    • 3
  • Chad Baarson
    • 4
  • Anthony C. Venbrux
    • 1
  • Nadia J. Khati
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional RadiologyThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMorristown Medical CenterMorristownUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyNational Capitol ConsortiumBethesdaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Radiology, Division of Body ImagingThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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