A New Gold Standard for Varicose Vein Treatment?
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The current principles of surgical treatment of varicose veins were established at the beginning of the 20th century by Perthes, Keller, Mayo, Bacbock and others. They include ligation of the incompetent sapheno-femoral or saphenopopliteal junction, stripping of the refluxing saphenous vein and phlebectomy of varicose branches. These principles have been increasingly challenged since the advent of thermal ablation by laser or radio-frequency around the turn of the millennium. Furthermore, sclerotherapy has gained renewed interest due to improved results by ultrasound guidance and the use of foam instead of liquid agents.