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Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is treatment for spider veins and some varicose veins by injecting a saline (salt) solution into the veins, which flushes out the blood and leads to shrinkage and decomposition of the varicose veins.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Sclerotherapy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Sclerotherapy:

  • Spider veins (type of Blood vessel conditions)
  • Spider vein symptoms (e.g. aching, burning, swelling, cramping)
  • Certain varicose veins

Non-Surgical Options: Sclerotherapy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Sclerotherapy:

Other Surgical Options: Sclerotherapy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Sclerotherapy may include these surgeries:

  • Laser surgery/treatment

Anesthetic Requirements for Sclerotherapy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Sclerotherapy may include:

Procedure Complications: Sclerotherapy

Possible surgical complications of Sclerotherapy may include:

  • Blood clots
  • Inflammation
  • Adverse reaction to sclerosing solution
  • Scarring
  • Unusual pigmentation
  • Compression clothing
  • Minor cramping

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Sclerotherapy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The treatment is successful for the majority of patients.

Sclerotherapy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Sclerotherapy) include:

  • Injection sclerotherapy

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