Standard Stripping versus Long Saphenous Vein-Saving Surgery for Primary Varicose Veins — A Prospective, Randomized Study with the Patients as Their Own Controls
The question whether long saphenous vein saving surgery can offer as good long-term results as standard stripping for long saphenous vein insufficiency is still unanswered. The matter is of clinical importance since the availability of an autogenous vein is of utmost importance in any patient who is going to be subjected to peripheral arterial reconstruction or coronary by pass surgery. It is therefore obvious that unnecessary surgical removal of the long saphenous vein should be avoided.
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