Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is a way of treating abnormal and enlarged veins so that they shrink and become less troublesome. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), why it might be suggested and what to expect when your child comes for treatment.
What happens before the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)?
What does endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) involve?
Are there any risks?
Are there any alternatives?
What happens afterwards?
- Your child is in a lot of pain and pain relief does not seem to help
- The skin over the treated area is blistered or blackened or the skin becomes sore
- Your child complains of numbness or ‘pins and needles’ near the treated area or there are signs of muscle weakness or spasm
- The treated area is unusually hot, red and painful and your child is general unwell with a high temperature or not eating or drinking as usual
Please note this is a generic GOSH information sheet. If you have specific questions about how this relates to your child, please ask your doctor. Please note this information may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals.