Local cooling effect on perforation rates comparing the 980-1470 nm laser wavelengths used with endovenous laser ablation: double blind in vitro experimental study

Tarhan I. A. , Dumantepe M. , Yurdakul I., Kehlibar T., Ozler A.

PHLEBOLOGY, vol.29, no.2, pp.120-125, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/phleb.2012.012021
  • Title of Journal : PHLEBOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-125


Objective: Endovenous laser treatment (EVLA) is fast gaining acceptance as an alternative to open surgery for the treatment of saphenous vein incompetence. The method of action of these techniques is based on heat, making tumescence anaesthesia necessity. Heat-induced complications may occur with inadequate application of tumescent anaesthesia. Our hypothesis was, local cooling effect of tumescent anaesthesia on tunica adventitia might be kept undamaged from disruption due to the thermal injury.