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Title: Endovenous laser ablation of the great saphenous vein in patients with von willebrand disease
Authors: Mirkovic N.
Novakovic, Sladjana B.
Sretenovic Z.
Sretenovic J.
Djurdjevic, Predrag
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Introduction Patients with von Willebrand disease have a high risk of bleeding during the surgical treatment of varicose veins. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) is a minimally invasive treatment for saphenofemoral junction incompetence. Th e number of complications and relapse rate of EVLA are lower than in those of conventional surgical treatment. Case presentation A patient with great saphenous vein insuffi ciency, von Willebrand disease and hypofi brinogenemia successfully underwent endovenous laser ablation. Replacement therapy with cryoprecipitate was administered preoperatively and postoperatively. Th e surgical procedure and postoperative course were unremarkable. Conclusion In patients with von Willebrand disease and other coagulation disorders, endovenous laser ablation is a safe and effective treatment. Th e use of minimally invasive treatment, the adequate correction of haemostasis, and close cooperation between the haematologist, anaesthesiologist and endovascular surgeon reduce the risk of bleeding.
Type: article
DOI: 10.5937/SJECR14-3851
ISSN: 1820-8665
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84884561675
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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