Combined treatment with endovenous laser ablation and compression therapy of incompetent perforating veins for treatment of recalcitrant venous ulcers

Seren M., Dumantepe M. , Fazliogullari O., Kucukaksu S.

PHLEBOLOGY, vol.32, no.5, pp.307-315, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0268355515594075
  • Title of Journal : PHLEBOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-315


Objective Patients with healed venous ulcers often experience recurrence of ulceration, despite the use of long-term compression therapy. This study examines the effect of closing incompetent perforating veins (IPVs) on ulcer recurrence rates in patients with progressive lipodermatosclerosis and impending ulceration.