Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy with foam in chronic vein insufficiency

Mengarelli C, Ciapponi A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32016000907
Authors' recommendations: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy with foam did not prove to be more effective than other therapies such as radiofrequency ablation, laser or surgery in chronic vein insufficiency. The different clinical practice guidelines recommend this technology as a therapeutic choice for symptomatic varicose vein syndromes, incompetent saphena veins, reticular varicose veins, telangiectasias and residual varicose veins after having performed other treatments. Some United States and British sponsors cover this technology only in varicose vein syndrome in large, small and accessory symptomatic saphena veins, more than 2.5 mm, with vein insufficiency documented by Echo Doppler. Other sponsors consider it a cosmetic treatment or at experimental phase.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
URL for published report: www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Sclerosing Solutions
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Insufficiency
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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