Study of Foam Sclerotherapy Versus Ambulatory Phlebectomy

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2021
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Imperial College London
Updated on 17 February 2021


This study will be comparing the treatment of varicose vein tributaries using either foam sclerotherapy or ambulatory phlebectomies. Patients will be randomised to having either ambulatory phlebectomy (group A) or foam sclerotherapy (group B) following treatment of their saphenous vein.

The re-intervention rates, safety, patient experience as well as the cost effectiveness of each intervention will be assessed.

Condition Varices, Vascular Diseases, Varicose Veins, varix
Treatment Ambulatory phlebectomy, Foam sclerotherapy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03416413
SponsorImperial College London
Last Modified on17 February 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Adults over 18 years of age
Symptomatic GSV or SSV vein reflux > 0.5 seconds on colour Duplex
Varicose vein tributary requiring treatment

Exclusion Criteria

Current DVT
Recurrent varicose veins
Arterial disease (ABPI<0.8)
Vein diameter < 3mm
Preference for one of the treatment options
Patient who are unwilling to participate
Inability or unwillingness to complete questionnaires
Inability to attend follow-up appointments
Patient currently included in a study of varicose vein treatment
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