Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №1

Comparative characteristics of laser-mediated and radiofrequency-powered thermal obliteration in varicose disease

Sokolov A.L.1, Sapelkin S.V.2

1) Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Centre under the RF Ministry of Public Health and Social Development
2) A.V. Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery under the RF Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow, Russia

The article deals with a comparative analysis of the two most commonly used methods techniques of thermal ablation used for elimination of truncal varicosis in varicose disease, i. e., endovasal laser-mediated and radiofrequency-powered obliteration, underlining differences in the mechanisms of physical impact of the two competitive methods, clinical peculiarities of their application, as well as economic aspects of these interventions under the conditions of the present-day Russia.

KEY WORDS: varicose disease, thermal obliteration, endovasal laser coagulation, radiofrequency-powered ablation.

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