Sclerotherapy: The injection of a chemical irritant into a vein to sclerose ("harden") it. The chemical irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to swell and the blood to clot. The vein turns into scar tissue that fades from view. Blood flow shifts to nearby healthy blood vessels.
Sclerotherapy may be done to treat varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids, and esophageal varices. Today the substances most commonly used for sclerotherapy in the United States are hypertonic saline or Sotradecol (sodium tetradecyl sulfate).
The injection of an irritant substance into a vein, which causes scarring and hardening so that the vein eventually closes up. Sclerotherapy using ethanolamine oleate ...
Sclerotherapy, or injection therapy, is a non-surgical procedure in which a solution is injected into the problem varicose veins or spider veins in order to cause its ...
Learn how sclerotherapy is used to eliminate spider and varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose and spider veins; learn more about this procedure at Cleveland Clinic.
Sclerotherapy, a procedure that eliminates varicose veins and spider veins.