Study of early complications of great saphenous vein stripping in varicose veins surgery

Authors

  • Ali Kafa Tishreen University
  • Ghanem Ahmad Tishreen University
  • Shaker Abdullah Tishreen University

Abstract

Aim: Study of early complications of great saphenous vein stripping, and determine the methods and techniques that limit or reduce the occurrence of these complications.

Methods: A prospective study of 94 patients, who underwent stripping of great saphenous vein (unilateral), their early complications were identified, and they were followed up immediately after surgery and for a month after surgery.

Results: The study sample included 94 patients, The percentage of females was (69.1%) and the percentage of males was (30.1%), where the ratio of females to males is (2.2:1).

Minor complications occurred in 20 patients, including hematoma (7.4%), sepsis (13.8%), saphenous nerve injury (6.3%), and lymphatic drainage (3.1%).

One case of deep vein thrombosis occurred as a major complication (1%).

Conclusion: The operation of great saphenous vein stripping is associated with a significant proportion of minor complications; major complications are rare but serious.

Author Biographies

Ali Kafa, Tishreen University

Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Department of surgery, Faculty of Medicine

Ghanem Ahmad, Tishreen University

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of surgery, Faculty of Medicine

Shaker Abdullah, Tishreen University

Postgraduate student, Department of surgery, Faculty of Medicine

Published

2022-01-17

How to Cite

1.
كفى ع, أحمد غ, عبد الله ش. Study of early complications of great saphenous vein stripping in varicose veins surgery. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2022Jan.17 [cited 2024Jul.15];43(6):285-90. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/11556

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