Open Surgery for Primary Varicose Veins



High ligation and stripping [HL/S] is still the standard of care for patients with primary varicose veins. Historically, Friedrich Trendelenburg in 1891, advocated ligation of great saphenous vein (GSV) at the mid thigh. Tavel in the early twentieth century recommended high ligation. Keller and Mayo recommended the procedure of stripping. These were the major milestones in the evolution of surgical treatment of varicose veins.


Varicose Vein Great Saphenous Vein High Ligation Varicose Vein Surgery Tumescent Anesthesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General SurgeryAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita LaneKochiIndia

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