Randomized trial comparing cyanoacrylate embolization and radiofrequency ablation for incompetent great saphenous veins (VeClose). J Vasc Surg 2015; 61: 985–994.

Published: 20th May 2015

Authors: Morrison N, Gibson K, McEnroe S, Goldman M, King T, Weiss R et al. et al.


Glue was compared to radiofrequency ablation in this study that included 222 procedures. Three month closure rates were similar: glue 99 per cent, radiofrequency 96 per cent. Pain was mild, and similar after both treatments, but bruising was less severe with the glue method.

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