Deniz Çevirme, Hakan Hançer, Rezan Aksoy

University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Kartal Kosuyolu High Speciality Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey

Endovascular radiofrequency ablation of the great saphenous vein is an alternative treatment option for the surgical stripping of varicose veins. The surgeons can safely and effectively perform this procedure. The ablation is done by inserting a catheter base from the distal part of the great saphenous vein. The skin is punctured at the most preferable site using a needle. However, some situations require alternative regions for the insertion of the catheter and its withdrawal. The following images show such alternative solutions.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept/Design – DÇ; Analysis/Interpretation – HH; Data Collection – DÇ; Writing – DÇ, HH; Critical Revision – RA; Final Approval – RA.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.

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