Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (Echo-Sclerotherapy) is an in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping. With this technique and based on the clinical judgment of the doctor, sclerotherapy is done with either a liquid or “foamed” sclerosant, while the doctor visually monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen. This enables treatment of veins that can’t be seen because they are below the surface of the skin and would otherwise require surgical removal. Ultrasound imaging is used to guide a needle into the abnormal vein and deliver medication to destroy the lining of the blood vessel and seal it shut. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is primarily used to treat large veins beneath the surface of the skin.
Possible complications of ultrasound guided sclerotherapy include: Inadvertent intra-arterial injection, skin ulceration, hyperpigmentation, telangiectatic matting, superficial phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, and allergic reaction.
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