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Babcock's operation

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Extirpation of the saphenous vein.

Description

Stripping. Extirpation of the saphenous vein. One way of treating varicosed veins. A flexible special probe, a so-called vein-stripper, is passed through the lumen of the vein, for instance extraluminal with a ring-stripper, intraluminal with a Babcock probe - Babcock’s method.

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