Varicose Veins And Sclerotherapy. 
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 Varicose Veins And Sclerotherapy.

Sometime ago on Med.News it appeared the following interesting short article:

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                        TREATMENT ENDS VARICOSE VEINS:

   Virtually  all  spider  veins  and  smaller  varicose  veins can be removed
quickly and without pain by a non-surgical technique called sclerotherapy. The
procedure involves injecting saline or  sodium  tetradecyl  sulfate  into  the
vein, causing the vein to collapse and eventually dissolve, says an article in
the September issue of Prevention.
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Would there be on the network anybody able to add something to the above?
Feasability, risks, costs (sic), etc,.?

                             Thank you in advance:
                                                   Aldo.



Wed, 29 Jul 1992 08:52:34 GMT
 Varicose Veins And Sclerotherapy.

Quote:

>Sometime ago on Med.News it appeared the following interesting short article:

>*****************************************************************************
>                        TREATMENT ENDS VARICOSE VEINS:

>   Virtually  all  spider  veins  and  smaller  varicose  veins can be removed
>quickly and without pain by a non-surgical technique called sclerotherapy. The
>procedure involves injecting saline or  sodium  tetradecyl  sulfate  into  the
>vein, causing the vein to collapse and eventually dissolve, says an article in
>the September issue of Prevention.
>*****************************************************************************

>Would there be on the network anybody able to add something to the above?
>Feasability, risks, costs (sic), etc,.?

>                         Thank you in advance:
>                                               Aldo.

I'd like to know more about this too (side effects?  scars?).  I
recently asked my doctor if he could recommend someone to do it, and at
first he he said no one is willing to, because they have found that the
leg veins that most often become varicose are the very ones you want to
have available in case a heart bypass operation is ever necessary.  In
retrospect, this doesn't sound like it makes sense, since a vein that
is varicose isn't functional, is it?

Anyway, when I explained that the varicose veins I was thinking of were
the small "spider" ones, he said that any dermatologist could zap them
with electricity.  This puzzled me again as I thought the injection
method was the latest, hottest thing.

- Susan

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Mon, 03 Aug 1992 03:06:56 GMT
 Varicose Veins And Sclerotherapy.

Quote:

>I'd like to know more about this too (side effects?  scars?).  I
>recently asked my doctor if he could recommend someone to do it, and at
>first he he said no one is willing to, because they have found that the
>leg veins that most often become varicose are the very ones you want to
>have available in case a heart bypass operation is ever necessary.  In
>retrospect, this doesn't sound like it makes sense, since a vein that
>is varicose isn't functional, is it?

>Anyway, when I explained that the varicose veins I was thinking of were
>the small "spider" ones, he said that any dermatologist could zap them
>with electricity.  This puzzled me again as I thought the injection
>method was the latest, hottest thing.

Sclerotherapy is for larger varicose veins, not vascular spiders.
Varicose veins are never used for bypass surgery.  Arm veins or
internal mammary (chest) veins can be used in those patients who
lack a suitable saphenous veins.  


Mon, 03 Aug 1992 05:38:57 GMT
 
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