The prevalence of varicose veins in the world is estimated to range from 20% to 40%. Treatment for varicose veins can be roughly divided into four categories: compression therapy, surgical treatment, sclerotherapy, and endovascular heat ablation.
Surgical ligation (with or without scrubbing) was the standard of treatment for the failure of large and small subcutaneous veins more than 100 years. In the last decade, endovascular thermal ablation (EVTA) has become the most commonly used therapy for subcutaneous varicose veins. This method radically changed the treatment of varicose veins. EVTA includes:
- Endovascular Laser Ablation (EVLA)