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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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