Subfascial hemorrhage after endoscopic perforator vein ligation: Control with balloon tamponade

M. J. Kulbaski, A. A. Salam, S. A. Castor, Alan B. Lumsden

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Abstract

Ligation of perforator veins in the lower extremity for the treatment of venous ulceration can be performed using a minimally invasive technique with endoscopic instruments. Several studies have documented that the endoscopic technique has a lower wound-related complication rate compared to open perforator vein ligation. We report the complication of postoperative subfascial hemorrhage requiring reexploration after subfascial endoscopic perforator vein ligation and describe a minimally invasive method for its control using balloon tamponade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)990-991
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Balloon
  • Complication
  • Endoscopic
  • Perforator
  • Subfascial
  • Vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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