Endovenous Diode Laser Ablation of Varicose Perforating Veins

  • Christof ZerweckEmail author
  • Thomas Schwarz


Endovenous laser ablation of incompetent perforating veins is a rising method in less invasive treatment of varicose veins. Especially in cases of venous ulcer or severe dermal changes the method provides good and safe results regarding ulcer healing and the long term closure of the treated vein. This article gives an overview on anatomy, clinical presentation and a step-by-step description of a perforator vein ablation. Different techniques and published data available are discussed.


Incompetent perforating veins Venous ulcer Severe dermal changes EVLA GSV SSV IPV 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Venous Section, Department of AngiologyUniversitaets – Herzzentrum FreiburgBad KrozingenGermany

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