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Late follow-up of a randomized trial of routine duplex imaging before varicose vein surgery
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2011 (English)In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 98, no 8, 1112-1116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: Routine preoperative duplex examination led to an improvement in results 2 years after surgery for primary varicose veins. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of preoperative duplex imaging after 7 years, in relation to other risk factors for varicose vein recurrence. Methods: Patients with primary varicose veins were randomized to operation with (group 1), or without (group 2) preoperative duplex imaging. The same patients were invited to attend follow-up with interview, clinical examination and duplex imaging. Quality of life (QoL) was measured with the Short Form 36 questionnaire. Results: Some 293 patients (343 legs) were included initially; after 7 years 227 were interviewed, or their records reviewed: 114 in group 1 and 113 in group 2. One hundred and ninety-four legs (95 in group 1 and 99 in group 2) were examined clinically and with duplex imaging. Incompetence was seen at the saphenofemoral junction and/or saphenopopliteal junction in 14 per cent of legs in group 1 and 46 per cent in group 2 (P < 0.001). QoL was similar in both groups. After a mean follow-up of 7 years (and including patients who underwent surgery after the review), 15 legs in group 1 needed reoperation and 38 in group 2 (P = 0.001). Conclusion: Routine preoperative duplex imaging improved the results of surgery for primary varicose veins for at least 7 years.

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2011. Vol. 98, no 8, 1112-1116 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-156585DOI: 10.1002/bjs.7579ISI: 000292739400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-156585DiVA: diva2:432834
Available from: 2011-08-07 Created: 2011-08-04 Last updated: 2012-01-04Bibliographically approved

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