Assess clinical outcomes following radiofrequency ablation for varicosevein and to identify subgroups who would benefit most from the treatment modality
Keywords:EVRFA,VCSS, C3 group.
Background: Varicose veins is a widespread condition causing widespread symtoms among people. The use of modalities like RFA and edovenous laser surgeries are gaining more attention and have become more popular nowadays compared to the open surgery, Studies comparing the effects and complications of EVRFA with other treatment modalities are still undergoing. Aim: To assess the clinical outcomes following Radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic varicose veins using Venous clinical severity scoring and to identify the clinical subgroups who would benefit the most from this treatment modality. Materials and methods: 57 cases of varicose veins done by EVRFA were assessed at the time of admission for procedure in Government medical college Kozhikode and their VCSS score and clinical subgroup to which they belong is documented. Data was collected by using questionnaire and these subjects were followed up at 3 months and 6 months post procedure and the same scores calculated again and compared. Results and Conclusion: EVRFA showed significant reduction in VCSS score of study subjects with also improvement in their clinical class. All clinical subgroups benefitted from the procedure in terms of VCSS score calculated at 3 months and 6 months post procedure with only C3 females having slightly delayed and lesser benefit compared with others and was found to be statistically significant.
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