I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg..vein has become partially occluded

Foam Sclerotherapy . 2 answers . 3 years ago

I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg a couple of months ago and now my great saphenous vein has become partially occluded with the foam.

My great saphenous vein was healthy. Foam accidentally occluded my great saphenous vein 10cm down from the groin and more of the vein is occluded in my calf. Will I need to have this vein obliterated with a laser or will it die off naturally?

ANSWERS


3 years ago by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc. (View Profile)

You may just have to wait and see what happens to that vein. However, one good solution is to have your doctor remove the thrombus from your GSV, It may return to normal a functioning vein. Actually to prevent such event, which are not uncommon, I design Foam Washout sclerotherapy (Patent Pending). Under Foam Washout sclerotherapy a targeted varicose veins is brought in contact with the sclerosing foam, while simultaneously the injected foam is removed (aspirated) from more distal segment of the foam. Thus, none of the foam is left there to spread into other veins. Thus we avoid closure of other veins, other than the specific target, and risk of DVT is much much less than regular foam sclerotherapy. You can see a video of this technique by searching YouTube.com
Khalil Fattahi, MD Certified, American Board of Phlebology

3 years ago by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc. (View Profile)

You may just have to wait and see what happens to that vein. However, one good solution is to have your doctor remove the thrombus from your GSV, It may return to normal a functioning vein. Actually to prevent such event, which are not uncommon, I design Foam Washout sclerotherapy (Patent Pending). Under Foam Washout sclerotherapy a targeted varicose veins is brought in contact with the sclerosing foam, while simultaneously the injected foam is removed (aspirated) from more distal segment of the foam. Thus, none of the foam is left there to spread into other veins. Thus we avoid closure of other veins, other than the specific target, and risk of DVT is much much less than regular foam sclerotherapy. You can see a video of this technique by searching YouTube.com
Khalil Fattahi, MD Certified, American Board of Phlebology


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

If you are not having any symptoms then I would recommend no further treatment for the greater saphenous vein. The areas occluded will probably remain permanently blocked and should not cause any problems

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

If you are not having any symptoms then I would recommend no further treatment for the greater saphenous vein. The areas occluded will probably remain permanently blocked and should not cause any problems


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