INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

Endovenous Thermal Ablation

Dec 17, 2017 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Endovenous Thermal Ablation

Percutaneous endovascular thermal ablation (EVTA) for varicose veins has been proven to achieve results comparable to surgical venous stripping with less associated periprocedural morbidity and faster recovery, attractive features that…

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Imaging

Dec 17, 2017 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging

Lower Extremity Vein Mapping with Duplex Ultrasound Duplex ultrasonography (duplex US) is a widely accepted initial imaging modality for evaluation of varicose vein disease in the legs. It is also…

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Sclerotherapy

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Venous sclerotherapy is the targeted injection of a chemical irritant into the lumen of a vein to produce inflammation, occlusion, and eventual fibrosis. A small amount of damage to the…

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Anatomy

Dec 17, 2017 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Anatomy

Anatomic knowledge is the foundation of clinical phlebology, being crucial for the management of venous disorders in the lower extremity. Our understanding of the morphology and pathophysiology of chronic venous…

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New Endovascular Techniques

Dec 17, 2017 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on New Endovascular Techniques

Endovenous thermal ablation for refluxing great saphenous veins (GSVs) has become increasingly common in practice over the past decades and has proven safe and effective, 1,​ 2,​ 3 replacing traditional…

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Compression Therapy

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Compression therapy has been used for thousands of years in the practical treatment of wounds and ulcers, with the earliest documentation of compression bandages dating back to the Neolithic Age…

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Clinical Exam

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The Society for Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, American College of Phlebology, Canadian Interventional Radiology Association, the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the American Venous Forum have…

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Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Dec 17, 2017 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Hippocrates is credited with performing the first phlebotomy to treat a varix circa 400 BC. 1 However, the surgical treatment of varicose veins was first described in detail by Aulus…

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