Venaseal (glue) has been successfully used for a treatment of saphenous trunks in legs with venous incompetence as the procedure accompanied by ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Sometimes we use the glue to close the reflux in short segments of incompetent veins increasing the efficiency of the treatment, even in combination with the laser treatment.
On the photo – 2 proximal “feeding’ trunks closed with laser and glue in the same patient.
For many years varicose veins have been seen as a cosmetic problem only. This and other common misconceptions are outlined in the article below. In simple words they are:
- Varicose veins are a cosmetic problem only – NOT
- Varicose veins are a sign of ageing – NOT
- Varicose veins are strictly problem of women – NOT
- Running can cause varicose veins – NOT
- Varicose veins are always visible – NOT
- Standing on the job causes varicose veins – NOT
- Making Lifestyle Changes Won’t Help – NOT
- Surgery Is Your Only Treatment Option – definitely NOT
- Recovery After Varicose Vein Treatments Is Difficult – NOT at all
- Varicose veins can be cured.
In our Centre we usually discuss all these issues in details.
For the whole article please click on the link below:
An interesting article from the last issue of “Phlebology” summing up current knowledge about compression therapy – probably the most “uncomfortable” part of the venous treatment.
The key points are as follows:
- Robust evidence was found for prevention and treatment of venous leg ulcers.
- Recommendations for stocking-use after great saphenous vein interventions were limited to the first postin terventional week.
- No randomised clinical trials are available that document a prophylactic effect of medical compression stockings on the progression of chronic venous disease (CVD) – in another words interventional treatment like laser ablation or glue occlusion are more effective.
- In acute deep vein thrombosis, immediate compression is recommended to reduce pain and swelling.
- Despite conflicting results from a recent study to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome, medical compression stockings are still recommended.
- In thromboprophylaxis, the role of stockings in addition to anticoagulation is limited.
- For the maintenance phase of lymphoedema management, compression stockings are the most important intervention.
The whole article can be read here: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0268355516689631#articleShareContainer