Sclerofoam Except For The Lower Limbs

Arms: Varicose veins of upper limbs including fingers are rare; we have treated some with Sclerofoam and observed good results, and it seems unlikely that any large study will be available on this matter. Regarding sclerotherapy of hand veins in elderly patients, we do not recommend any such suppression. Ambulatory phlebectomy has been proposed, and this kind of treatment of "normal" veins is likely to be questioned if a venous access is later necessary for other medical reasons (blood tests, chemotherapy, and emergency IV injections).

Face: Facial veins are small, foam is not needed, and liquid sclerosants are usually efficient. We have observed several good results in sclerotherapy of telangiectasias associated to venous malformations of the face.

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