Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2010 • VOLUME 16 • №4


Khryshchanovich V.Ya., Tretyak S.I., Romanovich A.V., Baranov E.V., Prokhorova Ya.V.
2nd Chair of Surgical Diseases, Byelorussian State Medical University,
Minsk, Belarus

The present study was aimed at assessing the patients' perception of the remote outcomes obtained after treatment for relapsing varicose disease. The patients treated for recurrent varicosity in 2007-2009 at the Minsk Municipal Centre for Vascular Surgery were encouraged to fill in the Chronic Venous Insufficiency Questionnaire (CIVIQ-2).

The Questionnaire had been sent by post to a total of 67 operated patients, with the answers received from 40 (60%) subjects. The mean duration of the postoperative period amounted to 29.78 months. An excellent surgical outcome (i.е., no varicose veins present) was observed in seven responders, a satisfactory one was noted in sixteen patients (a minor, symptom-free relapse), an unsatisfactory outcome was noted in eleven subjects (a symptomatic relapse), and a poor one – in six. 57.9% of the patients considered their result as excellent to satisfactory and 42.1% turned out to be dissatisfied with the outcomes of the surgical intervention performed. The median of the CIVIQ-2 score in the group of the patients with satisfactory postoperative results amounted to 55.50 points [interquartile range (IQR) 27-87] as compared with 66.60 points (IQR 28-90) in the cohort of the patients dissatisfied with the therapeutic outcomes (P=0.009, Wilcoxon test).

Hence, averagely 29.78 months after surgery for a relapse of varicose disease, two thirds of the patients turned out to be satisfied with the outcomes of the treatment performed, with the remaining one third of the patients having remained dissatisfied therewith. Based on these findings, a conclusion was drawn that in all cases it is necessary to advise the patients presenting with varicose disease of possible long-term sequelae of the operation and possible development of recurrent varicosity.

KEY WORDS: relapse of varicose disease, surgical treatment, outcomes.

P. 93-96

« Back