How ambulatory phlebectomies are performed
Once the underlying cause of the reflux has been fixed, the varicosities (dilated varicose veins) need to be removed.
If they aren’t they will clot, causing thrombophlebitis (hard painful lumps that can leave brown stains on the skin)
Phlebectomies start with a 1-2mm incision with a small blade
During phlebectomies of varicose veins, a dilated vein is removed with a small hook through a tiny incision
Next page: Alternatives to phlebectomies
This website was last updated on 11/10/16.