TRLOP perforators – Theory

How TRansLumical Occlusion of Perforators (TRLOP) works

The basic principles behind TRansLuminal Occlusion of Perforators (TRLOP) are the same as many of the new endovenous surgical procedures. A device that can destroy the veins, usually with heat, is placed into the vein to be treated – in this case the incompetent perforating vein (IPV) – and under local anaesthetic the vein is treated.
If treated adequately with the correct technique and settings, the vein will close and will stay closed permanently.
The major difference between transluminal occlusion of perforators (TRLOP) and other endovenous procedures such as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is that transluminal occlusion of perforators (TRLOP) is used to treat very small veins that are very short, whereas endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) were designed to treat truncal veins that are large and very long.
Having said that, the transluminal occlusion of perforators (TRLOP) technique uses some of the same devices used in endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) although not all such devices are suitable for this technique.

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This website was last updated on 11/10/16.