Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating long-term outcomes of endovenous management of lower extremity varicose veins. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2018; 6: 256-270.

Published: 19th December 2018

Authors: Kheirelseid EAH, Crowe G, Sehgal R, Liakopoulos D, Bela H, Mulkern E et al.


There were nine RCTs that included 2185 legs; 1352 legs were available for study at five years. Recurrence rates were similar after endovenous laser therapy (36.6 per cent) and conventional surgery (33.3 per cent).

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