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Five-year Survey of the Treatment of Varicose Ulcers

Br Med J 1971; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5760.493 (Published 29 May 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;2:493
  1. Mary E. F. Henry,
  2. W. G. Fegan,
  3. J. M. Pegum

    Abstract

    Eighty-two consecutive women with varicose ulcers were treated by compression sclerotherapy; 73 (89%) of them were reviewed 46 to 69 months after treatment. The cure rate at follow-up for the whole group was 82%. In obese patients the cure rate was 76%, while in non-obese patients it was 89%. These results compare favourably with those of surgery.