Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86--88

Bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy of great saphenous vein: Our initial experience


Venkatesh Kasi, Tejas M Kalyanpur, Kaustubh Narsinghpura, Deyananda Chakravarthy, Pankaj Mehta, Mathew Cherian 
 Department of Radiology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Mathew Cherian
Department of Radiology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
India

The incidence of varicose veins in lower limbs is increasing in the Indian subcontinent. With the advent of radiofrequency ablation (RFA), an effective minimally invasive technique is now available to treat varicose veins. RFA can be performed with either unipolar or bipolar probes. We present a simple technique for bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy of the great saphenous vein. This can be a safe and effective alternative to surgical procedures.


How to cite this article:
Kasi V, Kalyanpur TM, Narsinghpura K, Chakravarthy D, Mehta P, Cherian M. Bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy of great saphenous vein: Our initial experience.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2012;22:86-88


How to cite this URL:
Kasi V, Kalyanpur TM, Narsinghpura K, Chakravarthy D, Mehta P, Cherian M. Bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy of great saphenous vein: Our initial experience. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 19 ];22:86-88
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