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Kathleen Gibson, Krissa Gunderson
Sclerotherapy has wide applicability in treating venous disease at every stage of clinical disease. The various sclerosant drugs and formulations each have unique properties, utilities, and side effects. Treating physicians should be aware of the differences between agents, accounting for disease presentation, vein characteristics, and patient comorbidities when selecting the appropriate sclerosing agents. Successful outcomes rely on proper patient evaluation and assessment for contraindications to sclerotherapy...
April 2018: Surgical Clinics of North America
Naiem Nassiri, Lauren A Huntress, Mitchell Simon, Susan Murphy
OBJECTIVE: No standardized therapeutic algorithm or embolic agent of choice has yet been identified for management of congenital peripheral venous malformations (VMs). Treatment options and reported outcomes therefore vary widely. Herein, we present an institution-wide algorithm for management of symptomatic congenital peripheral VMs using a single embolotherapeutic modality. METHODS: During 36 months, patients with symptomatic congenital peripheral VMs underwent contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Zhe Zhang, Xueming Chen, Chenyu Li, Hai Feng, Hongzhi Yu, Renming Zhu, Tianyou Wang
Objective: This preliminary study investigated the clinical safety and efficacy of foam sclerotherapy during shunt surgery to treat portal hypertension and gastroesophageal varices. Methods: Seven patients with confirmed portal hypertension and a variceal bleeding history underwent mesocaval shunt with simultaneous polidocanol foam injection into the varices. Computed tomography and endoscopic reviews were conducted within two weeks following the procedures and around six months later...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
Guilherme Camargo Gonçalves de-Abreu, Otacílio de Camargo, Márcia Fayad Marcondes de-Abreu, José Luís Braga de-Aquino
Chronic venous insufficiency is characterized by cutaneous alterations caused by venous hypertension; in severe forms, it progresses to lower limb ulcers. Lower limb varicose veins are the main cause of chronic venous insufficiency, and the classic treatment includes surgery and compressive therapy. Minimally invasive alternative treatments for varicose veins include new techniques such as venous thermal ablation using laser or radiofrequency. The use of different methods depends on clinical and anatomical factors...
September 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
S Blaise
Vascular medicine plays a determining role in the management of vascular malformation, especially venous malformations. Ideally, therapeutic decision should be made in a multidisciplinary staff meeting. Vascular medicine plays the leading role for diagnosis and duplex-Doppler evaluation of coagulation disorders, potentially associated with an assessment of treatment feasibility using chemical or thermic endovascular techniques. Potential adherence of compression therapy must also be evaluated. Decision trees often mention sclerotherapy for the management of venous malformations...
October 2017: Journal de médecine vasculaire
Attilio Cavezzi, Giovanni Mosti, Fausto Campana, Lorenzo Tessari, Luca Bastiani, Simone U Urso
OBJECTIVES: This was a prospective observational study to assess the short- to mid-term efficacy and safety of catheter foam sclerotherapy (CFS) of the great saphenous vein (GSV), including peri-saphenous tumescence infiltration (PST) and intra-saphenous saline irrigation (ISI), in combination with phlebectomy of the varicose tributaries. METHODS: Eighty-eight limbs in 82 patients (19 male, 63 female, mean age 55.7 years) affected by varices related to GSV incompetence were submitted to CFS of the refluxing GSV segment after PST and ISI, combined with phlebectomy of the varicose tributaries...
November 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Shozo Hirota, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yasukazu Kako, Haruyuki Takaki, Koichiro Yamakado
PURPOSE: To evaluate the recent topics of Ballloon-occluded retrograde trasnvenous obliteration(B-RTO). METHOD: We overviewed the recent scientific papers regarding B-RTO. RESULT: B-RTO is a treatment method for occluding varices retrogradely using a sclerosing agent under balloon occlusion of a major draining vein. It has been recognized as an effective treatment method for gastric varices. Hepatic function reserve is improved and liver volume is increased after B-RTO...
September 5, 2017: Hepatology International
Takashi Yamaki, Yumiko Sasaki, Yuki Hasegawa, Atsuyoshi Osada, Hisato Konoeda, Atsumori Hamahata, Motohiro Nozaki, Hiroyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are low-flow congenital lesions that consist of cysts of varying size. Sclerotherapy with intralesional bleomycin and OK-432 has been reported to yield dramatically beneficial results for this disorder. However, inflammation-related symptoms are often seen after treatment with these sclerosing agents. On the other hand, polidocanol (POL) is reportedly associated with fewer allergic and inflammatory reactions. Up to now, however, very few reports have documented the use of POL microfoam for treatment of LMs...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Matheus Bertanha, Marcone Lima Sobreira, Paula Angelelli Bueno Camargo, Rafael Elias Farres Pimenta, Jamil Victor Oliveira Mariúba, Regina Moura, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Winston Bonetti Yoshida
The endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the insufficient saphenous vein has similar results to open conventional surgery, but less morbidity. The echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy technique has been used for the same purpose. The combined techniques may play a role for more severe diseases, such as those with varicose ulcers. An EVLA device (called VELAS) has been developed in the Optics and Photonics Research Center of USP-São Carlos in agreement with FMB-UNESP. In this study, we present the preliminary results of the VELAS device (MMO 980nm diode) in patients with chronic venous ulcer, associated with echo-guided polidocanol foam sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicosities...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Fatima Mahhou-Sennouni, Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Righini, Frédéric Glauser
The ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) involves the injection of a sclerosing agent into a target vein under ultrasonographic guidance. The goal of this treatment is to harm the venous endothelium to achieve the destruction of the vein wall by a fibrosis phenomenon. In this article, we discuss indications and contraindications of UGFS. We also describe the technique, its efficacy and its complications.
December 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Emma B Dabbs, Scott J Dos Santos, Laurensius E Mainsiouw, Alina A Sheikh, Alexis Gkantiragas, Irenie Shiangoli, Mike R Watkins, Jaya L Nemchand, Mark S Whiteley
Background During sclerotherapy, it has been recommended to confirm intravenous placement of the needle by aspirating blood into the sclerosant syringe. This may inactivate some, or all of the sclerosant. Aims To quantify the volume of human blood needed to completely inactivate 1 ml of sodium tetradecyl sulphate, and comparing fresh blood and blood that has been stored in an ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid tube. Methods A series of manual titrations were carried out following a procedure developed at STD Pharmaceutical Products Ltd (Hereford, UK) and listed in the British Pharmacopeia...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
Meena Arunakirinathan, Robbie J E Walker, Noor Hassan, Sally Ameen, Saad Younis
PURPOSE: Cosmetic vein sclerotherapy is increasingly used to treat varicose veins because of its effectiveness and adherence with British Pharmacopoeia specifications. We present the first documented case of ophthalmic artery occlusion resulting in panocular ischemia secondary to intravascular injection of sodium tetradecyl sulfate sclerosant in a young healthy women seeking treatment for prominent facial veins in her forehead. METHODS: The patient presented with unilateral sudden loss of vision...
March 6, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Phoebe Star, David E Connor, Kurosh Parsi
Scope Varithena® is a recently approved commercially available drug/delivery unit that produces foam using 1% polidocanol for the management of varicose veins. The purpose of this review is to examine the benefits of foam sclerotherapy, features of the ideal foam sclerosant and the strengths and limitations of Varithena® in the context of current foam sclerotherapy practices. Method Electronic databases including PubMed, Medline (Ovid) SP as well as trial registries and product information sheets were searched using the keywords, 'Varithena', 'Varisolve', 'polidocanol endovenous microfoam', 'polidocanol' and/or 'foam sclerotherapy/sclerosant'...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
Costantino Davide Critello, Antonino S Fiorillo, Thomas J Matula
OBJECTIVES: Sclerotherapy is a therapeutic method used in the treatment of varicose veins and works by occluding damaged blood vessels with a chemical solution. Foam sclerotherapy is an attractive treatment because the results are more effective than those obtained by using liquid sclerosants. However, serious neurologic complications, which are likely related to air embolism, have been reported after treatment with foams generated by the handmade method (Tessari technique) most often used clinically...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Rebecca S Saunders, Brian A Scansen, Stephen S Jung, Hooman Khabiri, David A Wilkie
A 6-month-old intact male Standard Dachshund was referred for evaluation of a soft tissue swelling above the right eye. Examination of the right eye revealed mild lateral deviation of the globe, normal vision, and a dorsonasal soft tissue swelling. Examination of the posterior segment was normal. Dual-phase computed tomography angiography was consistent with an orbital varix of the angularis oculi and right dorsal external ophthalmic veins with no evidence of arterial involvement. Treatment involved fluoroscopically guided coil embolization of the venous outflow with nine platinum microcoils, followed by sclerotherapy of the varix using 1...
January 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
A Baeshko, N Shestak, S Korytko
AIM: To report the outcome of a series of patients with chronic venous disease due to incompetence of the great saphenous vein (GSV) managed by ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (USGFS). DESIGN: Controlled clinical trial with maximum 5-year follow-up of results of USGFS of the GSV with new parameters of the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research analyzes the results of USGFS of the GSV (395 GSV) and its tributaries in 326 patients with varicose veins of the lower extremities over the period from January 2009 to January 2014 with the following parameters of the procedure: 60° limb elevation, calf bandage, and cooled foam injection...
November 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
D Rastel
INTRODUCTION: Adverse effects of sclerotherapy are rare. They are divided into two categories: immediate and delayed. Immediate adverse effects are mainly represented by visual disturbances. We are reporting the case of an immediate transient faintness following two sessions of foam sclerotherapy. OBSERVATION: An 80-year-old active female with superficial chronic venous disorder and no significant medical or surgical backgrounds experienced two similar immediate general adverse events following two sessions of sclerotherapy from a total of five...
December 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
Ronald Bush, Peggy Bush
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to determine by histological evaluation and clinical correlation the most effective sclerosant concentration of Sotradecol® (sodium tetradecyl sulfate) and Asclera® (polidocanol) for the treatment of leg telangiectasia. METHODS: Histological studies were completed on 40 patients, all of whom were female with a mean age of 53. After sclerotherapy with varying concentrations of sclerosant solutions for the treatment of 0.8 mm and 1 mm leg telangiectasia, histological specimens were examined for the following criteria: luminal changes, subintimal changes, smooth muscle wall alterations, and vessel wall integrity...
October 12, 2016: Phlebology
Lulu Tan, Kaichung Wong, David Connor, Babak Fakhim, Masud Behnia, Kurosh Parsi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of agitation on foam temperature. METHODS: Sodium tetradecyl sulphate and polidocanol were used. Prior to foam generation, the sclerosant and all constituent equipment were cooled to 4-25℃ and compared with cooling the sclerosant only. Foam was generated using a modified Tessari method. During foam agitation, the temperature change was measured using a thermocouple for 120 s. RESULTS: Pre-cooling all the constituent equipment resulted in a cooler foam in comparison with only cooling the sclerosant...
October 12, 2016: Phlebology
Francesco Ferrara, Giovanni Ferrara, Ermenegildo Furino, Heinrich Ebner, Gennaro Quarto
AIM: The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new method of compression sclerotherapy of GSV and SSV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 345 lower extremities with primary varicose veins, with a long reflux of the GSV (C2-6; Ep; As 2, 3; ± p; Pr), have been submitted to sclerotherapy applying the following method: injection of foam (Polidocanol 2%), or liquid sclerosant (iodate solution 4-6% or Polodocanol 3%) in the trunk of the GSV; echoguided compression of sapheno-femoral junction (performed using an inflatable device, the Safeguard); immediate eccentric positive compression on the trunk of the GSV; and short elastic bandage...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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