Following ELA of the short saph vein in my left leg, side veins were treated by USG foam sclerotherapy. U/S, showed the foam had leaked through a vein to the muscle. I was told to take half aspirin daily for 1 month. I have hardening, redness and tenderness in the great saph vein on the same side. My GP, ordered a U/S that showed the foam had leaked into the great saph and muscle. How can this be remedied? Is the specialist at fault? Does this event occur often with these procedures?
I need advice. Complication of sclerotherapy foam leaking into muscle in my calf and great saphenous vein by mistake? (photo)
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Accepted side effect of Foam Sclerotherapy
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Treatment of short (small or lesser) saphenous vein with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) - Williamsville
The 'thigh extension branch' of the short saphenous vein is called the vein of Giaccomini. In your case, the ablation extended into this vein and cause obliteration of the great saphenous vein in the thigh (GSV).
I recommend using something called Phlebitis PAK for the inflammation along with topical creams VenoQuin and VenoLucent to reduce the pigmentation.
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