Table 1.

Comparison of Unilateral to Bilateral Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy (TIPP).

Demographics and Surgical Details Unilateral TIPP (n=34) Bilateral TIPP (n=32) All Patients P Value Unilateral versus Bilateral
Median age (range), y 57 (25–72) 48.5 (26–84) 50.5 (25–84) 0.095

Gender
 Females, n (%) 25 (53.2) 22 (46.8) 47 (71.2) 0.889
 Males, n (%) 9 (47.4) 10 (52.6) 19 (28.8)

Median length of surgery (range), minutes 61.5 (27–116) 83 (24–142) 72.5 (24–142) <0.001

Median pain score (range) 5 (0–10) 7 (2–10) 6 (0–10) 0.031

VCSS*
 Before surgery 6 (2–16) 7 (2–13) 6 (2–16) 0.096
 After surgery 3 (0–9) 4 (0–17) 3 (0–17) 0.049
*Data on three patients undergoing unilateral TIPP missing.

TIPP, transilluminated powered phlebectomy; VCSS, Venous Clinical Severity score.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2019 October; 10(4): e0023. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2019 October 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10377.