Which treatment is best for varicose veins?
At five years, surgery for varicose veins and thermal ablation by laser edge out ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for patient quality of life, according to a UK randomised trial.
Both provide modestly better quality of life than foam sclerotherapy for patients, and laser treatment also emerged as more cost-effective than surgery, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The findings show that the trends seen when the researchers reported their six-month results persisted.
"All three treatments improve quality of life. But the