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Sclerotherapy is an injection procedure to treat blood vessel malformations including spider veins and varicose veins. The procedure involves injection of a sterile solution into the veins using a very fine needle. This solution irritates the vein lining causing it to undergo fibrosis and eventually disappear.
This book provides an introduction to sclerotherapy for practising dermatologists.
Beginning with an overview of venous anatomy, the next chapters examine the pathophysiology of varicose veins and clinical signs of venous insufficiency.
The following sections explain the techniques of sclerotherapy and potential complications.
The book concludes with discussion on sclerotherapy for cystic and benign vascular lesions, and surgical treatment of varicose veins.
Clinical photographs and figures further enhance the comprehensive text.
Provides an overview of sclerotherapy techniques for dermatologists Detailed discussion on venous anatomy, pathophysiology and clinical signs Includes chapter on sclerotherapy for cystic and benign vascular lesions Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams Author information
Sacchidanand S DVD MD FRCP Dean/Director, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Director of Medical Education, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Nagesh TS Professor and Head, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Table of contents Venous Anatomy Pathophysiology of Varicose Veins Skin Changes in Venous Insufficiency Evaluation of Varicose Veins Compression Therapy following Sclerotherapy Sclerosing Solutions Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Foam Sclerotherapy Complications of Sclerotherapy Sclerotherapy for Cystic and Benign Vascular Lesions Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins