Introduction. Ligation in upper location and stripping of the varicose veins, enfacing high incidence of failure, recanalization. Endovascular surgery is a modality used to treat limb varicose. However, the recanalization following the procedure was never evaluated.
Method. We ran a cohort study on subjects with reflux of the great saphenous vein treated by RFA. Following the RFA procedure, the evaluation proceeded using ultrasound within the first three weeks.
Results. A total of 77 subjects were analysed for recanalization post-RFA. Recanalization was found in one subject (1.3%), partial recanalization in 6 subjects (7.79%), and no recanalization in 70 subjects (90.9%). No significant difference between the diameter of the great saphenous vein with the procedure (p <0.001).
Conclusion. We concluded that RFA is effective in treating limb varicose. In addition, we found there is no association between recanalization and age, sex, and body mass index statistically.
Hermansyah, Rudi; Pratama, Dedy; and Irfan, Witra
"Recanalization After Radio-frequency Ablation (RFA) in Limb Varices at Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo and Fatmawati General Hospitals from 2015- 2017,"
The New Ropanasuri Journal of Surgery: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarhub.ui.ac.id/nrjs/vol4/iss2/5