9 years - experiences with VenaSeal® vein glue Longest time follow - up study conducted on 3240 truncal saphenous veins in 1658 cases


  • Dr. U. Th. Zierau


The paper is about 9 years - experiences in treatment of truncal varicose veins with the vein glue
VenaSeal®: 108 months - follow up of 1658 cases and 3240 truncal varicose veins. Over 21 years,
about from 1999/2000 years by now, varicosis has been increasingly treated endovenously by catheter
technology. At the start, the rather inconvenient VNUS® Closure plus - procedure and the more
convenient linear laser procedure were used, and these were followed in 2007 by the bipolar RFITT®
catheter, the VNUS® Closure Fast system and the radial laser. These endovenous treatment techniques
were followed by the Clarivein System and the VenaSeal® System in 2011/2012. Thus, in the course
of the last few years, plenty of experience has been gathered with endoluminal therapy, quality criteria
have been defined and standards for the different techniques have been developed.
The presented actual paper sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of the vein glue VenaSeal®
and presents the 108 months results of a single - center praxis study with prospective design. We will
report our long time experiences and results of a prospective comparative study of VenaSeal® - Closure
in the treatment of 3240 saphenous veins.