Recurrence after surgery for varices in the groin is not dependent on body mass index

Swiss Med Wkly. 2008 Mar 22;138(11-12):186-8. doi: 10.4414/smw.2008.11930.


Objective: To investigate if the body mass index (BMI) differs between different groups of patients (incomplete ligation also defined as technical error, neo-revascularisation, uncertain and mixed) in recurrent same site inguinal varices after surgery (REVAS).

Methods: During a six and half year time span, we retrospectively analysed 203 consecutive procedures in 153 patients undergoing recurrent same site vein surgery in the groin. Individual BMI was calculated and compared within the different REVAS nature of the source groups.

Results: The median BMI was 28 for patients undergoing recurrent vein surgery in the groin with no relevant difference in BMI between the different source groups (confidence interval for the difference of adjusted group means equals [-1.5, 2.6]).

Conclusions: There is no relevant difference in BMI between the two commonest REVAS groups. This may be due to small sample size, but confidence limits for difference of.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Body Mass Index*
  • Female
  • Groin / blood supply*
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Varicose Veins / surgery*