Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2021 • VOLUME 27 • №1

Combined use of minimally invasive methods in treatment of varicose veins in an elderly woman

Alukhanyan O.A.1,2, Belentsov S.M.3, Gabibullaev R.E.1, Martirosyan Kh.G.2, Alukhanyan A.O.1

1) Medical Centre of Phlebology and Lymphology "ARD-CLINIC",
2) Department of Heart Surgery and Cardiology of the Faculty of Advanced Medical Training and Professional Retraining of Specialists, Kuban State Medical University, RF Ministry of Public Health, Krasnodar,
3) Medical Centre "ANGIO LINE", Yekaterinburg, Russia

The authors describe herein a clinical case report regarding a 70-year-old woman presenting with lower-limb varicosity in the system of the great and small saphenous veins, aneurysmal dilatation of the proximal portion of the great saphenous vein, and an open trophic ulcer of the crus with concomitant hypertension and coronary artery disease. Given these factors, she was subjected to endovenous laser coagulation of the great and small saphenous veins, microfoam echosclerotherapy of the distal portion of the trunk of the great saphenous vein and an incompetent perforating vein of the crus, followed by complete obliteration thereof. On POD 7, she developed positive dynamics in the process of healing of the trophic ulcer, and on POD 50 the ulcer healed completely.

Thus, in elderly patients with lower limb varicose veins with incompetence of trunks of the great and small saphenous veins and pronounced trophic impairments of the crus, preference should be given to minimally invasive methods of treatment. Their combination ensures a good therapeutic effect without increasing the risk for local and systemic complications.

KEY WORDS: varicose veins, veno-venous reflux, trophic ulcer, endovenous laser coagulation, echosclerotherapy.

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