Can endovenous laser ablation cause Leg Ulcers?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 9 answers . 4 years ago

After having the endovenous laser ablation on both legs, I developed large ulcers on one of my legs.What could have caused this? This has been a very long & painful experience.

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Very unlikely to cause leg ulcers, unless the vein treated was very superficial and a skin burn was caused which is theoretically possible, although I have never seen this. I a patient also has deep venous or perforator vein insufficiency this can cause leg ulcers however. It would depend on the location or chronology

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Very unlikely to cause leg ulcers, unless the vein treated was very superficial and a skin burn was caused which is theoretically possible, although I have never seen this. I a patient also has deep venous or perforator vein insufficiency this can cause leg ulcers however. It would depend on the location or chronology


4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

I can't comment on a new ulcer after a procedure without seeing the ulcer or wound and knowingthe details of the procedure.That is a very difficult question to answer. I would assume that you followed up with the physician for an ultrasound evaluation. If not, then that is the next step. Commenting on a new "wound" without quite a bit of information is not possible. Sorry.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

I can't comment on a new ulcer after a procedure without seeing the ulcer or wound and knowingthe details of the procedure.That is a very difficult question to answer. I would assume that you followed up with the physician for an ultrasound evaluation. If not, then that is the next step. Commenting on a new "wound" without quite a bit of information is not possible. Sorry.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Not sure based on what you are describing. Causing leg ulcers would be very unusual for EVLT. I have not seen this ever.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Not sure based on what you are describing. Causing leg ulcers would be very unusual for EVLT. I have not seen this ever.


4 years ago by Vein Center Houston (View Profile)

Endovenous Laser Ablation does not usually cause leg ulcers. It is used to treat the high venous pressure associated with some leg ulcers.

To properly respond it is necessary to know the location of the ulcers, the time elapsed between treatment and appearance of the ulcers, the follow up ultrasound examination, etc. Without this information the question may not be answered.

4 years ago by Vein Center Houston (View Profile)

Endovenous Laser Ablation does not usually cause leg ulcers. It is used to treat the high venous pressure associated with some leg ulcers.

To properly respond it is necessary to know the location of the ulcers, the time elapsed between treatment and appearance of the ulcers, the follow up ultrasound examination, etc. Without this information the question may not be answered.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

The likely cause of the ulcer is an incompetent perforating vein that was not treated. The ulcer is due to venous insufficiency, not the ablation. You need a venous ultrasound exam to look for the incompetent perforating vein and then treatment of the perforating vein.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

The likely cause of the ulcer is an incompetent perforating vein that was not treated. The ulcer is due to venous insufficiency, not the ablation. You need a venous ultrasound exam to look for the incompetent perforating vein and then treatment of the perforating vein.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Only a physican experienced in thermal ablation who personally examines you can help you sort out this unusual event.

4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Only a physican experienced in thermal ablation who personally examines you can help you sort out this unusual event.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Potentially you incurred a skin burn. Alternatively, sclerotherapy could have been performed at the same time and this is a potential complication of sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Potentially you incurred a skin burn. Alternatively, sclerotherapy could have been performed at the same time and this is a potential complication of sclerotherapy.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

This is a difficult question to answer. Was the ulcer in the area of the laser treatment? Was sclerotherapy also done or microphlebectomies? You should discuss this with your treating physician.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

This is a difficult question to answer. Was the ulcer in the area of the laser treatment? Was sclerotherapy also done or microphlebectomies? You should discuss this with your treating physician.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Very unlikely to cause leg ulcers, unless the vein treated was very superficial and a skin burn was caused which is theoretically possible, although I have never seen this.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Very unlikely to cause leg ulcers, unless the vein treated was very superficial and a skin burn was caused which is theoretically possible, although I have never seen this.


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