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Sclerotherapy of varicose veins: my method (HCS).
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PMID:  22495161     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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AIM: The aim of my study has been to evaluate the efficacy of a new method of compression sclerotherapy of great saphenous vein (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV).
METHODS: Two hundred fifty-five lower extremities with primary varicose veins, with a long reflux of the GSV (C2-6, Ep, As2 ± p, Pr), have been submitted to sclerotherapy applying the following method: injection of the trunk of the GSV, according to Sigg's technique; echoguided compression of sapheno-femoral junction (done by an inflatable balloon called Safeguard®); immediate eccentric positive compression on the trunk of the GSV; and short elastic bandage.
RESULTS: The results have shown that applying this method of sclerotherapy the failure rate decreases.
CONCLUSION: The use of Safeguard® interrupts reflux to the lower veins, and these can so be well sclerosed and compressed with short elastic bandage.
Authors:
F Ferrara; G Ferrara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Studio Flebologico Ferrara, Acerra, Naples, Italy - frferr@tiscali.it.
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