Objectives: To clarify the surgical methods and the clinical results of subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery in Japan. Methods: This study included 1287 limbs of 1091 patients who underwent subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery in 14 hospitals. Simultaneous saphenous vein treatment was performed in 1079 limbs (83.8%), and 118 limbs (9.2%) had deep venous lesions. The venous clinical severity score was calculated before and 6 to 12 months after surgery. The ulcer healing rate and ulcer recurrence rate were calculated cumulatively. Results: Preoperative venous clinical severity score was significantly decreased from 10.0 ± 6.6 to 3.1 ± 3.4 (P <.0001) postoperatively. The primary ulcer healing rate was 96.2% (332/345 C6 limbs) at an average follow-up of 47.7 months, and the ulcer recurrence rate was 12.0% (49/393 C5, C6 limbs) at the average follow-up of 46.0 months after the ulcer healed. Conclusion: These results indicate that subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery is an alternative to improve the long-lasting disease severity and/or clinical outcome.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine