Application of radiofrequency ablation procedure on a morbidly obese patient with a venous ulcer and large saphenous vein

Yener A. U., Yener O., Gedik H. S., Korkmaz K., Ozkan T., Lafci A., ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.26, no.2, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2014-065
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Venous ulcers that occur due to chronic venous insufficiency are seen on the upper medial malleol of the ankle. Treatment of venous ulcers is protracted and generally the success rate is low. Co-morbid factors play an important role in the success of treatment of venous ulcers. In this case report, we demonstrate successful venous ulcer treatment in a morbidly obese patient with co-morbid conditions.