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Topic: Sclerotherapy

  Sclerotherapy For Esophageal Varices | AHealthyMe.com
Sclerotherapy for esophageal varices (also called endoscopic sclerotherapy) is a treatment for esophageal bleeding that involves the use of an endoscope and the injection of a sclerosing solution into veins.
Sclerotherapy for esophageal varices cannot be performed on an uncooperative patient, since movement during the procedure could cause the vein to tear or the esophagus to perforate and bleed.
Sclerotherapy for esophageal varices controls acute bleeding in about 90% of patients, but it may have to be repeated within the first 48 hours to achieve this success rate.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100587442   (947 words)

 Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence, but it's unrealistic to believe that every affected vein will disappear completely as a result of treatment.
Serious medical complications from sclerotherapy are extremely rare when the procedure is performed by a qualified practitioner.
Sclerotherapy of spider veins is a relatively simple procedure that requires no anesthesia, so it will be performed in an outpatient setting, most likely your doctor's office.
www.plasticsurgery.org /public_education/procedures/Sclerotherapy.cfm   (1945 words)

 Sclerotherapy for Vascular Malformations: Detailed information, technique, pitfalls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sclerotherapy is an injection of a sclerosing (e.g., alcohol) substance directly through the skin into a lesion and is used primarily for slow-flow vascular anomalies, particularly for venous malformation (cavernous hemangioma) and lymphatic malformation (cystic hygroma).
This direct venograms should be performed during the sclerotherapy to assess the malformation morphology, as well as the draining veins of the malformation to perform sclerotherapy safely.
Sclerotherapy with absolute alcohol has a direct toxic effect on the endothelium that activates the coagulation system and causes the microaggregation of red blood cells.
www.birthmarks.us /sclerotherapy.htm   (1135 words)

 Sclerotherapy for Hemorrhoid
Sclerotherapy is commonly used to treat bleeding internal hemorrhoid.
Sclerotherapy is usually the method of choice for treating small hemorrhoids in elderly patients, who have fragile veins.
Sclerotherapy should be used only for smaller hemorrhoids, such as first-degree and early second-degree piles.
www.hemorrhoidsinplainenglish.com /hemorrhoid/sclerotherapy.htm   (1355 words)

 Los Angeles Sclerotherapy for Spider Leg Veins
In Los Angeles Sclerotherapy is one of the most effective solutions for spider veins, commonly referred to as spider veins or spider leg veins, which are superficial blood vessels appearing under the skin.
Sclerotherapy is the introduction of a sclerosing (hardening agent) into spider veins by using a small needle.
Sclerotherapy has been safely used for decades to treat spider leg veins; and the procedure continues to be the most successful spider vein treatment to date.
www.kalologie.com /faq-los-angeles-sclerotherapy.html   (471 words)

 Sclerotherapy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sclerotherapy is the process of eliminating varicose veins and telangiectasias ("spider-veins") by injecting a solution (sclerosing agent) into the veins, and thereby dissolving
You are a candidate for sclerotherapy if you have spider veins, reticular varicosities, recurrence of varicosities, are advanced in age, or any combination of these.
Contraindications for sclerotherapy: Pregnancy, patients who are bed-ridden or experience decreased mobility, diabetic patients, obesity, history of deep vein thrombosis, allergies to sclerosing agents, and hypercoagutable states (Lupus, etc.).
www.universityobgyn.com /scleroth.htm   (594 words)

 Sclerotherapy / Prolotherapy - HealthIsNumberOne.com
Sclerotherapy is performed by the injection of a variety of medications into the tissues adjacent to the ligaments to be strengthened.
Indications: Sclerotherapy is used to strengthen ligaments and stabilize unstable joints or spinal segments.
By 1937 Sclerotherapy was being used by Earl H. Gedney, D.O. and David Shuman, D.O. at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to treat a variety of disorders associated with backache.
www.healthisnumberone.com /libsclero.htm   (479 words)

 Sclerotherapy for varicose veins - Treatment Overview, Augusta, Georgia, GA
The sclerotherapy injection may be painful, and the chemical (sclerosant) that is injected can cause a feeling of burning or cramping for a few minutes in the area where the shot was given.
This process allows sclerotherapy treatment to be used on larger varicose veins that previously could only be treated surgically with ligation and stripping, in which larger varicose veins are tied off and removed.
Sclerotherapy may be done alone or as a follow-up to surgery.
www.universityhealth.org /15256.cfm   (1011 words)

 SCLEROTHERAPY - A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Resource
Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic technique employed to reduce the appearance of spider veins.
Any patient considering sclerotherapy should discuss the procedure with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to learn what to expect during the procedure and the recovery period and to learn of the risks and benefits of sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing agent into the spider veins of the lower extremities.
www.aboardcertifiedplasticsurgeonresource.com /sclerotherapy/index.html   (574 words)

 SCLEROTHERAPY RISKS - A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Resource
Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic procedure performed to reduce the appearance of spider veins in the lower extremities.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure where a sclerosing agent is injected into the desired area causing the troublesome spider veins to collapse and fade from view.
Sclerotherapy risk factors are increased for patients who are pregnant or nursing, and experts advise these women not to seek sclerotherapy.
www.aboardcertifiedplasticsurgeonresource.com /sclerotherapy/risk.html   (569 words)

 Research Articles on Sclerotherapy of Hemorrhoids
The aim of the study was to assess our short-term and long-term results of combined sclerotherapy and rubber band ligation in the management of hemorrhoids and incomplete mucosal prolapse.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether nurse practitioner (NP)-led advice in relation to bowel and defecatory habits in hemorrhoidal disease is as effective as local invasive treatment (sclerotherapy) in the management of patients with symptomatic 1st and 2nd degree haemorrhoids, with respect to both alleviation of presenting symptoms and relapse rate, and patients' understanding of their condition.
Sclerotherapy appears to be an inappropriate method of treatment for symptomatic 1st and especially 2nd degree haemorrhoids.
www.hemorrhoidsinplainenglish.com /hemorrhoid/journal-sclerotherapy.htm   (1303 words)

 Z Med Spa | Sclerotherapy in Pasadena, CA
Women and men of any age may be good candidates for sclerotherapy, and although spider veins in men are far less common than in women, sclerotherapy is just as effective for men.
Prior to a sclerotherapy treatment, the doctor will consult with you to determine if you are a candidate for sclerotherapy based on your medical history and examination of your veins.
Also, although sclerotherapy is effective at diminishing the appearance of spider and varicose veins, it would be unrealistic to expect that every treated vein will become 100% invisible as a result of sclerotherapy.
www.zmedspa.com /art_sclerotherapy.asp   (791 words)

 Q: What is Sclerotherapy
A: Sclerotherapy, also know as prolotherapy (proliferative therapy), ligament reconstruction therapy, and fibro-osseous injection therapy, is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s nature healing processes to strengthen joints weakened by traumatic or over-use injury.
Sclerotherapy can also be used to treat varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids, other vascular abnormalities and other similar conditions.
Injection sclerotherapy of veins was first reported in 1623, and modern forms of injection sclerotherapy for varicose veins and similar diseases has been performed since the early 1900’s.
www.acopms.com /FAQ.htm   (923 words)

Sclerotherapy is a medical specialty in which the doctor treats cosmetic and functional vein disorders.
Many types of doctors deal with vein disorders, however not all doctors who deal with veins really understand how to do the job properly so that the problem is solved and does not return.
The technique of sclerotherapy is the injection of a sclerosing solution into these veins.
www.medical-library.net /specialties/_sclerotherapy.html   (1810 words)

 MeritCare | Cosmetic Dermatology: Sclerotherapy
If you have small, unsightly spider or varicose veins, sclerotherapy may be the treatment for you.
Sclerotherapy is considered the best treatment for removing spider and some varicose leg veins.
Sclerotherapy can be performed quicker, with less cost and normally with less pain than laser therapy.
www.meritcare.com /specialties/dermatology/sclerotherapy.asp   (440 words)

 Surgery versus sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose veins (Cochrane Review)
This review found that sclerotherapy was better than surgery in terms of treatment success, complication rate and cost at one year, but surgery was better after five years.
To identify whether the use of surgery or sclerotherapy should be recommended for the management of primary varicose veins.
However, the trend was for sclerotherapy to be evaluated as significantly better than surgery at one year; after one year (sclerotherapy resulted in worse outcomes) the benefits with sclerotherapy were less, and by three to five years surgery had better outcomes.
www.update-software.com /abstracts/AB004980.htm   (552 words)

 Sclerotherapy to eliminate spider and varicose veins
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a well-proven procedure and has been in use since the 1930s.
If you have had a blood clot in the past, your eligibility will be decided on an individual basis, and will depend on the overall health of the area needing treated as well as the reason for the clot.
www.medicinenet.com /Sclerotherapy_for_Spider_Veins/article.htm   (357 words)

 Injection sclerotherapy for varicose veins (Cochrane Review)
To determine whether sclerotherapy is effective in improving symptoms and cosmetic appearance, and has an acceptable complication rate; to define rates of symptomatic or cosmetic varicose vein recurrence following sclerotherapy.
Publications describing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of injection sclerotherapy for treatment of varicose veins (excluding comparisons with surgery) were sought through EMBASE and MEDLINE (from inception to October 2002) and by hand-searching journals, using the search strategy described by the Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Review Group.
RCTs of injection sclerotherapy versus graduated compression stockings or 'observation', or comparing different sclerosants, doses and post-compression bandaging techniques on patients with symptomatic and/or cosmetic varicose veins or thread veins were considered for inclusion in the review.
www.update-software.com /abstracts/AB001732.htm   (553 words)

 Sclerotherapy - Procedures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sclerotherapy was developed in the 1920s for the treatment of spider veins (telangiectasias), small purple and red blood vessels.
Sclerotherapy has proven to be a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure; see current American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) statistics.
Injection sclerotherapy can be an excellent alternative to surgery, provided the patient's venous system is not affected.
www.surgery.org /public/procedures-sclerotherapy.php   (286 words)

 Dermatology Associates of Atlanta -> Our Specialty Centers -> Atlanta Center For Veins
Sclerotherapy is a popular method of eliminating varicose veins and superficial telangiectasias (“spider veins”) in which a solution, called a “sclerosing agent,” is injected into the veins.
The dangers of phlebitis include the possibility of pulmonary embolus (a blood clot to the lungs) and postphlebitis syndrome, in which the blood clot is not carried out of the legs, resulting in permanent swelling of the legs.
Dwayne continues his education in the area of veins and is involved in many research and development projects for veins and vein equipment (i.e.--lasers, vein lights, sclerosing solutions).
www.dermatlanta.com /specialty_centers/atlanta_center_veins.html   (886 words)

While sclerotherapy is a fairly patient-friendly procedure, those who should avoid the procedure include diabetics, patients with known circulatory problems and blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and AIDS.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to weaken and ultimately destroy leg veins, making legs look smoother and younger.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical directly into the unwanted spider veins which causes irritation of the inner venous lining, and ultimately the vein dissolves and becomes reabsorbed by the body.
www.aaaskindoctor.com /sclerotherapy.html   (1930 words)

 Sclerotherapy for South Bend patients
Women of any age may be good candidates for sclerotherapy, but most fall in the 30-to-60-year-old category.
While spider veins are not as common in men as they are in women, sclerotherapy is just as effective for men who seek treatment.
You should also be aware that the procedure treats only those veins that are currently visible; it does nothing to permanently alter the venous system or prevent new veins from surfacing in the future.
www.thecentrepc.com /sclero.htm   (1447 words)

 Sclerotherapy - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
Sclerotherapy is procedure used to treat certain types of vascular malformations.
Sclerotherapy is used to reduce the size of vascular malformations.
Sclerotherapy is a safe treatment for some types of vascular malformations.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site1566/mainpageS1566P0.html   (693 words)

 Sclerotherapy not just for leg veins anymore - Procedure safe for reticular, telangiectatic veins on cheek, hands, ...
The matting was minimal to moderate, occurred at the lateral orbital rim in one patient and on the chest of a second individual, who coincidentally was receiving estrogen replacement therapy and had other signs of hyperestrogenism, she said.
She noted that, to minimize bruising when performing facial sclerotherapy, only one or two sites should be treated and the injections should be delivered slowly with use of low pressure and low volume (1-ml to 4-ml).
Hand treatments have exclusions Discussing sclerotherapy of the hands, Dr. Bowes emphasized that patients must be made fully aware that the procedure is strictly cosmetic and a list of exclusion criteria must be closely reviewed with them as well.
www.cosmeticsurgerytimes.com /cosmeticsurgerytimes/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=18672   (1172 words)

 Adverse Sequelae - Sclerotherapy highly safe despite incidence of pigmentation, telangiectatic matting - ...
Pigmentation, one of the most common adverse sequelae of sclerotherapy, is reported to occur in about 20 percent to 30 percent of treated patients and even more commonly in some series.
Sclerotherapy is generally not associated with significant pain, although there is some variability in the discomfort caused by different sclerosing solutions with hypertonic saline generally being associated with the greatest amount of injection-related burning.
Surgeons should also be aware that while patients may experience aching for several days after sclerotherapy, persistent aching that does not resolve with ambulation and wearing of stockings providing 30-40 mm Hg of graduated compression might be a sign of deep venous thrombosis.
www.dermatologytimes.com /dermatologytimes/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=47891   (829 words)

 Sclerotherapy - Mesotherapy Training
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure using a very fine small needle to inject a sclerosing solution into the veins called telangiectasias ("spider-veins") and
The purpose of this educational activity is to review the minimal invasive interventions associated with sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy.
The procedures, medications or devices described in the courses are presented for educational purposes only, and is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed.
www.mesoati.com /sclerotherapy.html   (413 words)

 Permanent Spider Vein Removal - Laser Treatment for Spider Veins - Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a liquid agent through a tiny needle directly into your spider veins, causing them to contract and collapse.
Expect that two to six sclerotherapy sessions at one to two month intervals may be necessary to achieve your desired results.
You may wish to start with sclerotherapy, because sometimes all veins will be improved after injecting the larger ones.
www.infoplasticsurgery.com /spidervein.html   (770 words)

 Sclerotherapy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sclerotherapy is done as an outpatient procedure and requires 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated.
Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure with few significant risks.
Sclerotherapy may be done while large varicose veins are being treated, but it's usually preferable to wait until after the large veins have been removed.
www.mayoclinic.org /sclerotherapy-jax   (281 words)

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