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Primary venous aneurysms of the superficial venous system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18936046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous aneurysm can be classified into superficial or deep and secondary or primary. The aim of this study was to introduce primary venous aneurysm of the superficial venous system and to report the experiences treating it with sclerotherapy. A retrospective study with 120 cases of venous dilatation detects 4 patients. The clinical features, histopathology, and radiological findings were investigated. In 2 patients, sclerotherapy was performed. The patients had an asymptomatic, soft subcutaneous mass on the extremities or neck for 5.2 years on an average. Color duplex scanning showed a well-defined anechoic cystic structure with no arterial flow. Histopathologically, normal vein wall with varying degrees of thinning was observed. The patients who underwent sclerotherapy were treated successfully with no recurrence. Primary venous aneurysm of the superficial venous system should be included in the differential diagnosis of subcutaneous mass. In addition, it may be simply and effectively treated with sclerotherapy.
Sang-Hee Seo; Moon-Bum Kim; Kyung-Sool Kwon; Chang-Won Kim; Chang-Keun Oh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2008 Oct-Nov
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-21     Completed Date:  2008-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  593-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Popliteal Vein
Retrospective Studies
Sclerosing Solutions / therapeutic use
Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate / therapeutic use
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Venous Thrombosis / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sclerosing Solutions; 1191-50-0/Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate

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